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Arkansas sees over 1,700 new COVID cases, 33 more deaths in latest report

The state reported 1,749 new COVID cases Saturday, along with 33 more deaths as a result of the virus.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Arkansas Department of Health released the latest update of COVID-19 around the state. 

Saturday, the state reported 1,749 new COVID cases and 33 more deaths as a result of the virus.

According to Gov. Asa Hutchinson, the number of new cases is lower than last Saturday, but the governor encouraged Arkansans to wear a mask and practice social distancing to ensure the community's safety.

"The new case count is lower today than last Saturday. During your weekend activities stay safe. Wear a mask if you can't social distance. Protect yourself and your community by getting vaccinated.," Hutchinson said. 

  • Total cases: 473,885 (+1,749
  • Total deaths: 7,232 (+33)
  • Currently hospitalized: 1,131 (-18)
  • Fully immunized: 1,276,195 (+5,360)