Arkansas has biggest one-day spike in COVID hospitalizations
Published: Jan. 19, 2022 at 6:54 PM CST
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas has reported its biggest one-day jump in hospitalizations as the state continues to feel the surge of the omicron variant of the coronavirus.
The state Department of Health reported Wednesday that COVID-19 hospitalizations increased by 113 to 1,600.
It’s the second straight day that the state has seen record new COVID-19 hospitalizations and the biggest one-day increase since August.
The state also reported nearly 14,500 new coronavirus cases, a new record since the pandemic began.
However, the actual number of cases is likely higher because of people testing at home or who are infected and haven’t been tested.
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