ADH: Covid cases on plateau, locally

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Arkadelphian began compiling the following data on Monday, Jan. 3, 2022. 

Of the 102,575 active Covid-19 cases in The Natural State, there were 617 active cases in Clark County on Monday, according to information from the Arkansas Department of Health.

The local figure is up from the 601 active cases reported last week. The state’s totals have more than doubled since the beginning of the year.

Since figures have been tallied, there have been a total of 4,702 cases reported in Clark County, with 66 Covid-related deaths. There have been a total of 9,498 deaths in Arkansas, according to ADH; that number has increased by 61 deaths since last week.

In neighboring counties, Hot Spring reported 1,124 actives cases (up from 893 last week), Dallas reported 237 (up from 237 last week), Pike reported 236 (down from 276 last week) and Nevada 274 (up from 234 last week). Garland County is reporting 1,723 (down from 1,799 last week), and Ouachita County is reporting 561 cases (down from last week’s 566).

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