The continued weather siege seems likely to have an impact on testing and vaccinations for the COVID-19 pandemic.  Still waiting for the state’s daily summary, but ArkansasCovid has a preliminary look.

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The death number is up.

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The daily hospitalization report with a declining number remains a good thing.

Current hospitalizations: 602 (down from 638 on Tuesday)

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Total Beds: 8,788

Total Beds Available: 2,333

Total ICU Beds: 1,180

Total ICU Beds Available: 106

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Total Vents: 1,135

Total Vents Available: 780

Total Covid patients in ICU: 233

Total Covid patients on vents: 108

BELATED UPDATE:

Said the governor

We once again saw a decrease in testing yesterday, which was impacted by the weather. We received an additional 18,525 vaccine doses yesterday, and we will continue to administer these doses as quickly as possible. Please continue to take necessary precautions against COVID-19 and limit road travel as much as possible.