Reports today say the rise of the Delta variant and vaccine resistance have reversed the national decline in COVID-19 cases.
For once, Arkansas is on the cutting edge of a trend. The wrong sort of trend
The state-led the country in new cases per capita yesterday, by a lot, with 1,200 total and seems likely to be near the top again today.
The daily toll:
New cases in 24 hours: 1,155
Active cases: 673 more, to 6,605.
Hospitalizations: 497, up from 481 yesterday, with 190 in ICU and 81 of those on ventilators.
Vaccinations: About 5,000.
A message from the chancellor of UAMS (you know, a health institution full of doctors and scientists)
— Cam Patterson (@drcampatterson) July 9, 2021
Nervousness is clearly rising. Example: