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Crittenden County records 8,000th COVID-19 case


113 local coronavirus related deaths, 475,000 cases in Arkansas since start of pandemic Another day, another batch of new cases of COVID-19 confirmed by the Arkansas Department of Health.

The start of a new week brought some new milestones in the state and local battle with the coronavirus.

Arkansas has now reached 475,000 cumulative cases since the first case of COVID-19 was recorded in the state in February of last year. With the addition of more than 2,800 new cases confirmed over the weekend, the official state total is 475,501, with 7,232. The state passed the 7,000 death threshold last week, just five months after recording the 6,000th COVID-19 fatality in the state. There are currently 19,588 active cases statewide.

Locally, Crittenden County has now seen 8,000 cases since the start of the pandemic.

As of Monday morning, there have been 113 coronavirus- related deaths in the county. Currently, there are 402 active local, an all-time high.

Across the county, vaccinations are slowly on the rise but remain woefully behind the state and national averages.

As of Monday, just 20,416, or 41.65% of county residents who are eligible to receive the vaccine have been given at least one dose of the vacine. Just 16,348 residents have been fully vaccinated (33.35%).

Those figures are far lower than the state totals (1.6 million, or 55.3% partially vaccinated and 1.3 million, or 44.08% fully vaccinated).

Schools continue to battle the virus on campus, with dozens of students and staff in and out of quarantine as local district’s keep tabs on the virus’ spread.

Data courtesy of CDC

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