The Arkansas Department of Health reported 177 new COVID-19 cases throughout the state on Tuesday.

That brought the statewide total of cases to 313,525.

The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 in the state increased to 5,287.

In Jackson County there have been 3,124 confirmed and probable cases since the pandemic began about a year ago. As of Tuesday there were 23 active cases in the county and 3,068 people had recovered.

There have been 21 confirmed COVID-19 deaths and 12 probable in the county, for a total of 33.

On Tuesday Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced some restrictions were being lifted on smaller indoor events, and school sports, as the state’s coronavirus cases continue trending downward and vaccine distribution is up.

Hutchinson lifted a temporary restriction that required any indoor event of 10 people or more to obtain state approval in advance. Indoor events with 100 people or more still require approval.

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