While hospitalizations continue to decline in Arkansas, COVID-19 deaths remain high with the state averaging 36 deaths per day in February.
During his weekly update, Gov. Asa Hutchinson expressed concern about the state’s COVID-19 vaccination rate as well as his support for expanding prison capacity.
Although active cases of COVID-19 are declining in Arkansas, health officials expect COVID-related deaths to continue increasing in the coming days.
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has requested the Arkansas National Guard extend its stay to continue helping with COVID-19 testing.
The Arkansas Department of Health reported a record number of COVID-19 active cases and hospitalizations as the Omicron variant continues to surge across the state.
The Arkansas Department of Health reports the state has broken COVID-19 records for new cases, active cases and positivity rate.
The Omicron variant has been identified in Arkansas and officials are urging vaccination to prevent a surge in COVID-19 cases that could strain hospital capacity.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced a plan today to provide services to everyone currently on the state’s developmental disabilities waiting list by June 2025.
Health officials are urging Arkansans 65 and older to receive their COVID-19 booster shot as cases continue to increase in the Natural State.
The omicron variant has not been found in Arkansas, but health officials are urging vaccinations as they see signs of the start of another surge in COVID-19 cases.
COVID-19 cases are on the rise, so officials are urging caution as Arkansans prepare for their Thanksgiving celebrations.
Arkansas has updated its COVID-19 vaccine recommendations so anyone 18 and older is eligible to receive a Pfizer or Moderna booster shot 6 months after their second dose.
In anticipation of approval from the CDC, Arkansas officials have developed a plan for administering COVID-19 vaccines to children ages 5 to 11.
In an effort to reduce the number of K-12 students missing school because of COVID-19 exposure, officials are changing definition of a close contact to 3 feet for 15 minutes for quarantine protocols.
In preparation for the flu season, the Arkansas Department of Health will provide flu shots across the state beginning September 27.
COVID-19 deaths in Arkansas have surpassed UAMS projections, even as hospitalizations have fallen over the last month.
At his 200th press conference since the start of the pandemic, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced more than 50 percent of eligible Arkansans have been fully vaccinated.
A 20-person medical military team from the U.S. Department of Defense is being sent to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to assist with staffing needs.
The number of COVID-19 patients on ventilators again reached an all-time high today as Arkansas officials spend nearly $312 million on staff retention and increased bed capacity at hospitals.
As of this morning, no ICU beds for COVID-19 patients were available in Arkansas. Health officials are encouraging vaccinations as a way to reduce hospitalizations.
The number of Arkansas COVID-19 patients on ventilators reached an all-time high today as health officials begin rolling out booster shots to immunocompromised individuals.
All 4 Arkansas HBCUs are taking steps to protect students against COVID-19 this fall including requiring masks and providing financial incentives for vaccinations.
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences will offer a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to its moderately and severely immunocompromised patients. Appointments are required.
A new UAMS study found African Americans have the most hesitancy about the COVID-19 vaccine. Researchers say understanding hesitancy is key to reducing health inequities.
Officials are launching initiatives to vaccinate Medicaid recipients and eligible children as COVID-19 hospitalizations and ventilated patients reach an all-time high in Arkansas.