Charted: Omicron's strain on Arkansas hospitals
Arkansas' COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to climb even as the number of new cases decreases.
By the numbers: The state reported 1,487 hospitalizations on Tuesday, a five-month high.
- Meanwhile, Arkansas had around 3,213 new cases, the lowest number since Jan. 3.
Zoom in: COVID-related hospitalizations in NWA are up more than 50% over the past four weeks.
- The number of ICU beds in use for all patients has stayed mostly flat, while the use of ventilators has trended up slightly for the past month.
What they're saying: Gov. Asa Hutchinson said on Twitter Monday that a decline in cases is "in part due to the lower testing numbers from the weekend."
- "Hospitalizations continue to increase which means it is more important than ever to get your booster shot or your first dose," he wrote.
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