The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses has crossed the 900,000 mark on Thursday.
According to the latest report from the Arkansas Department of Health, there have been 902,981 vaccine doses given out in Arkansas since the beginning of the vaccination program. Of this total, 815,030 have been given out through the state’s vaccination program while 87,951 have been given out through federal programs.
In the past 24 hours, 22,631 vaccine doses have been put into arms around Arkansas. The majority of those doses – 19,643 – were from the state program, while 2,988 were from federal partners.
Arkansas has a roughly 58 percent rate of getting shots into the arms of Arkansans based on the figures provided by the Arkansas Department of Health. There have been 1,554,860 total doses received or allocated to the state of Arkansas. The state has received 1,360,780 doses and has given out 59.9 percent of those doses so far. The federal programs’ percentage is lower, having given out 45.3 percent of the 194,080 doses they have received.
As of Thursday, March 18, there are 285,953 partially immunized individuals throughout the state. There are 315,336 individuals who have been fully immunized to date.
The latest case report shows that active cases continue to decline in Arkansas, falling by 74 on Thursday. This brings the total active case count to 2,734, with 1,874 confirmed active cases and 860 probable active cases.
There were 170 new confirmed cases and 94 new probable cases added to the case count on Thursday, with the state’s total number of cases rising to 328,045. However, hospitalizations declined by 15, for a total of 245.
Deaths rose by eight, bringing the state’s COVID-related death toll to 5,515.