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COVID-19 update: More than 1,000 active cases reported in county

by David Showers | January 11, 2022 at 4:04 a.m.
This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). - Image by CDC via The Associated Press

The streak of four straight days with a record number of new reported cases ended Saturday, but the state's infection curve rose for the 19th straight day Monday and peaked for the ninth straight day.

Active cases rose for the 15th straight day Monday and peaked for the seventh straight day, surpassing 60,000. Two percent of the state's population of more than 3 million has an active infection.

Hospitalizations rose for the 11th straight day Monday, surpassing 1,000 for the first time since Sept. 20.

More than 1,000 active cases were reported in Garland County Monday, putting its active case count close to the peak of 1,111 reached in mid-August.

Harmony Park Family Medicine will offer drive-up COVID-19 testing today and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 301 W. St. Louis St. The insured are asked to bring their insurance cards. Testing will be free for the uninsured.

As a service to our readers, The Sentinel-Record publishes updates released by the city of Hot Springs and the state of Arkansas.

The Arkansas Department of Health is no longer reporting confirmed and probable cases separately. Because of technical difficulties, the Health Department website's COVID-19 dashboard wasn't updated Sunday. The following stats were posted Monday on the Health Department's website:

• 622,069 cumulative cases, up 4,747 from Sunday.

• 6,785.29 rolling seven-day average of new cases, up 428.15 from Sunday.

• 4,553,509 PCR test reports, no data available Sunday.

• 9.9% cumulative PCR infection rate, no data available Sunday.

• 61,121 active cases, up 1,542 from Sunday.

• 12,736 active juvenile cases, no data available Sunday.

• 551,411 recoveries, no data available Sunday.

• 4,690,570 vaccine doses received, no data available Sunday.

• 3,770,966 doses given, no data available Sunday.

• 1,068 hospitalizations, up 58 from Sunday.

• 147 cases on ventilators, no data available Sunday.

• 304 ICU patients, no data available Sunday.

• 9,333 deaths, up 10 from Sunday.

• 2,308 nursing home deaths, no change from Sunday.

• 17,825 cumulative cases in Garland County, no data available Sunday.

• 134.14 rolling seven-day average of new cases, no data available Sunday.

• 175,700 PCR and antigen test reports, no data available Sunday.

• 10.5% cumulative PCR infection rate, no change from Sunday.

• 1,059 active cases in Garland County, no data available Sunday.

• 16,333 recoveries in Garland County, no data available Sunday.

• 433 deaths, no change from Sunday.

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