The Arkansas Department of Health also reported no new virus deaths in South Arkansas.
Bryan Mader, assistant professor and health specialist for the Division of Agriculture, said transmission of COVID-19 is again on the rise in Arkansas and elsewhere.
The local figure is down from the 617 active cases reported last week. The state’s totals have dropped significantly; there were more than 102,000 active cases last week.
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.
The letter follows a 6-3 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court last week blocking the Biden Administration’s OSHA vaccine mandate in response to a legal challenge brought by Attorney General Rutledge and other state attorneys general in addition to trade groups, nonprofits and private businesses.
The local figure is up from the 447 active cases reported last week. The state’s totals have more than doubled since the beginning of the year.
The district will use two AMI (Alternative Methods of Instruction) Days for Thursday, Jan. 13, and Friday, Jan. 14. The district is closed Monday for the MLK Holiday. Students will return Tuesday, Jan. 18.