Arkansas this week crossed the 300,000 mark in the cumulative total of confirmed and probable Covid-19 cases. At the same time, the number of deaths from the virus increased to more than 5,000, according to numbers reported this week by the Arkansas Department of Health.

In its Thursday update, the Arkansas Department of Health reported that the number of new cases rose by 2,469, crossing the 300,000 mark. The number of deaths rose by 24 to 5,009. The following day, the number of deaths increased to 5,050.

On Friday, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 1,824 new Covid-19 cases increasing the cumulative total to 304,723. There were 16,944 active cases, a decrease of 48 since Thursday.

Hospitalizations, however, continue to decrease.

On Thursday, the number of hospitalizations was down 69 and dropped another seven on Friday.

Meanwhile, the state’s administration of the coronavirus vaccine continues to increase, Gov. Hutchinson said Friday.

“We are continuing to increase our vaccine administration efforts across the state, with over 22,000 reported yesterday,” Hutchinson said. “This week, we have seen over 85,000 doses administered, which is an increase of nearly 30%. It’s critical each of us follow department of health guidance this weekend to protect ourselves, our friends, and our families.”

Southeast Arkansas Cases

Ashley County

Total Cumulative Cases: 1,683
Confirmed Cases: 1,374
Probable Cases: 309

Total Active Cases: 81
Active Confirmed Cases: 54
Active Probable Cases: 27

Total Recovered Cases: 1,573
Recovered Confirmed Cases: 1,297
Recovered Probable Cases: 276

Total Deaths: 29
Confirmed Deaths: 23
Probable Deaths: 6

Bradley County

Total Cumulative Cases: 1,277
Confirmed Cases: 956
Probable Cases: 321

Total Active Cases: 44
Active Confirmed Cases: 30
Active Probable Cases: 14

Total Recovered Cases: 1,204
Recovered Confirmed Cases: 910
Recovered Probable Cases: 294

Total Deaths: 29
Confirmed Deaths: 16
Probable Deaths: 13

Cleveland County

Total Cumulative Cases: 865
Confirmed Cases: 555
Probable Cases: 310

Total Active Cases: 111
Active Confirmed Cases: 64
Active Probable Cases: 47

Total Recovered Cases: 731
Recovered Confirmed Cases: 473
Recovered Probable Cases: 258

Total Deaths: 23
Confirmed Deaths: 18
Probable Deaths: 5

Chicot County

Total Cumulative Cases: 1,571
Confirmed Cases: 1,432
Probable Cases: 139

Total Active Cases: 31
Active Confirmed Cases: 25
Active Probable Cases: 6

Total Recovered Cases: 1,502
Recovered Confirmed Cases: 1,372
Recovered Probable Cases: 130

Total Deaths: 38
Confirmed Deaths: 35
Probable Deaths: 3

Desha County

Total Cumulative Cases: 1,253
Confirmed Cases: 1,016
Probable Cases: 237

Total Active Cases: 106
Active Confirmed Cases: 77
Active Probable Cases: 29

Total Recovered Cases: 1,130
Recovered Confirmed Cases: 925
Recovered Probable Cases: 205

Total Deaths: 17
Confirmed Deaths: 14
Probable Deaths: 3

Drew County

Total Cumulative Cases: 1,899
Confirmed Cases: 1,497
Probable Cases: 402

Total Active Cases: 103
Active Confirmed Cases: 80
Active Probable Cases: 23

Total Recovered Cases: 1,763
Recovered Confirmed Cases: 1,391
Recovered Probable Cases: 372

Total Deaths: 32
Confirmed Deaths: 26
Probable Deaths: 6

Lincoln County

Total Cumulative Cases: 3,079
Confirmed Cases: 2,751
Probable Cases: 328

Total Active Cases: 64
Active Confirmed Cases: 36
Active Probable Cases: 28

Total Recovered Cases: 2,972
Recovered Confirmed Cases: 2,684
Recovered Probable Cases: 288

Total Deaths: 42
Confirmed Deaths: 30
Probable Deaths: 12

— Arkansas Department of Health