Covid numbers show Saturday spike, Sunday dip in Arkansas infections
Jul 4, 2022
State reports Saturday spike, Sunday dip in new infectionsby Teresa Moss |Today at 4:28 a.m.
Nurse Takela Gardner looks over a patient's chart before entering a room in one of the Covid wards at University of Arkansas for Medical Science on Thursday, July 22, 2021, in Little Rock. .More photos at www.arkansasonline.com/725covid/. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Thomas Metthe)
While covid cases and hospitalizations dipped slightly Sunday -- likely because of low reporting during a holiday week -- the data shows an overall trend up in the past week, per data released by the Arkansas Department of Health Sunday. There have been 868,384 covid-19 cases in the state since the start of the pandemic, with 165 new cases reported Sunday. The state saw an increase of 1,403 new cases on Saturday. Sunday was the smallest increase reported since May 30 -- Memorial Day weekend. Sunday is typically a low reporting day and often has the lowest reported numbers during holiday weekends. The