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Arkansas sets another record-high number of COVID-19 hospitalizations for third day in a row

11 more people are hospitalized for COVID-19, setting the record high of 1,446.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — As the state continues to see a surge in COVID-19 cases, the number of patients in Arkansas hospitals is at a record high for the third day in a row

According to the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), 11 more people have been hospitalized for COVID-19, setting the record high at 1,446.

As of Wednesday, Aug. 11, in total for Arkansas, there are 515 COVID-19 patients in the ICU and 296 on ventilators. 20 more people have died from the virus, totaling 6,366 in the state. 

Northwest Arkansas hospitals are reporting 212 COVID-19 patients, with 83 patients in the ICU and 48 are on ventilators.  

In the River Valley, there are 160 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, 45 of them are in the ICU and 29 are on ventilators. 

The state is reporting 2,940 more cases of COVID-19, totaling 410,842.

Over 1.1 million Arkansans are fully vaccinated against the virus. 

This comes after several schools around the state debate whether or not to require face masks for students. 

Click here for more information on COVID-19 in the Natural State. 

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