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Arkansas' active virus cases drop, 11 new deaths reported


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' active coronavirus cases continued to shrink in number Thursday as the state reported 11 new deaths from the virus.

The Department of Health said the state's active cases, meaning ones that don't include people who have died or recovered from the virus that causes it, dropped by 33 to 2,095. The state's COVID-19 deaths increased by 11 to 5,571.

The state's overall virus cases rose by 334 to 329,511 for the year-old pandemic. Its COVID-19 hospitalizations rose by nine to 181.

Nearly 29,000 additional coronavirus vaccine doses were administered, the department said. More than 1 million of the 1.8 million vaccine doses allocated to the state have been given so far.


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