JONESBORO — The coronavirus death toll rose by four to 5,747 Monday, including one from Craighead County.
The Arkansas Department of Health reported 61 new cases – including 44 confirmed by lab testing.
To date, at least 336,166 people in Arkansas are believed to have contracted the disease.
Active cases stood at 1,939 Monday
Monday’s numbers were the result of 1,413 tests.
Hospitalizations rose by one to 172, including 29 who were on ventilators. That’s up from 26 on Sunday. Northeast Arkansas hospitals had 31 patients in beds Monday, an increase of seven. Three were on ventilators.
The health department reported that the top counties for new cases were: Benton, 11; Pulaski, 9; and Faulkner, 8. Craighead County had 7.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson said, “Today’s report shows a higher level of vaccinations than this time last week. Thanks to everyone for doing your part. We are continuing to monitor new cases and variants across the state, but the best way to prevent the spread is by getting vaccinated. Get your shot today.”
Northeast Arkansas COVID-19 cases by county through Monday:
Craighead – 11,585 confirmed, 1,791 probable, 115 active cases; 159 confirmed, 20 probable.
Greene – 4,851 confirmed, 1,253 probable; 34 active; 63 confirmed deaths, 12 probable.
Lawrence – 1,692 confirmed, 419 probable; 24 active; 39 confirmed deaths, 4 probable.
Poinsett – 2,752 confirmed, 408 probable; 11 active; 61 confirmed deaths, 16 probable.