The Arkansas Health Department reports the addition of 695 new cases of COVID-19 in the state in the last 24 hours, from 32,533 yesterday to 33,228 today.

Significant county increases included Washington, 80; Pulaski, 74; Benton, 43;  Sebastian, 42, and Pope, 42.

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Deaths were unchanged at 357.

Active cases rose to 7,019.

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The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences reports that it is at maximum capacity in its ICU. Twelve of the patients in ICU are COVID patients; there are another 18 cases in the hospital. On July 7, UAMS had five COVID patients in ICU, and a total fo 21 in house.

UAMS is the state’s only adult Level One Trauma unit, which means it operates at near capacity, spokeswoman Leslie Taylor has said.

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