Arkansas governor hopes to have ‘big’ week for vaccines

Arkansas News

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he hopes the upcoming week is a “big” one for COVID-19 vaccinations.

On Sunday he was encouraging people to “do your part to help.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says almost 22 percent of the state’s population have completed their vaccination.

The CDC says that about 33 percent of the population has gotten at least one dose of the vaccine. The Arkansas Health Department on Sunday reported 45 new confirmed and probable coronavirus cases.

Health officials say there was one additional death, bringing the state’s death toll since the pandemic began to 5,694.

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