Arkansas reports near-record increase in coronavirus deaths

Arkansas News

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has reported a near-record increase in coronavirus deaths.

The Department of Health on Wednesday reported 65 new deaths from COVID-19, bringing the state’s total fatalities since the pandemic began to 3,901.

The increase was the state’s highest since it reported a record 66 deaths on Dec. 29.

The state’s virus cases rose by 3,705 to 242,593. Its COVID-19 hospitalizations declined by two after several days of hitting new record highs.

There are 427 COVID-19 patients in intensive care units around the state.

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