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Arkansas reports nearly 8,000 new COVID cases, 24 deaths

On Tuesday, Jan. 25, Arkansas reported 7,943 new COVID cases and 24 more deaths.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — On Tuesday, Jan. 25, Arkansas reported 7,943 new COVID cases and 24 more deaths.

A total of 9,556 people have died in Arkansas due to the virus and more than 1.5 million have been fully vaccinated against coronavirus.

Since January 1, Arkansas has seen roughly 144,000 new cases reported.

Key facts to know:

  • Total cases: 744,824 (+7,943)
  • Active cases: 89,572 (-3,742)
  • Total deaths: 9,556 (+24)
  • Hospitalized: 1,785 (-32)
  • On ventilators: 233 (-18)
  • Fully vaccinated: 1,536,187 (+280)

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Governor Asa Hutchinson said in his weekly press briefing last Friday that over 3% of the population in Arkansas currently has an active COVID case.

The governor said that although cases are high in the current wave, hospitalizations are far less in comparison.

Dr. Jose Romero said that while omicron may be less severe on an individual level, the breakout is "still very severe on a societal level" and poses a threat to our hospitals and capacity issues.

We will update this story with more information as it becomes available.

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