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COVID-19 Update, 1/22/21
January 22, 2021 |
Status Update as of 1/21/21 from ADH Website: 

  • Total cumulative cases in Arkansas - 279,220
  • New confirmed cases since 1/20- 3,106
  • Active cases - 14,578
  • Recovered patients - 205,950
  • Deaths - 4,496
  • Patients in the hospital - 1,160
  • Patients on ventilators - 195
AMA Update on Biden Administration National Strategy on COVID-19 and Pandemic Preparedness

From the American Medical Association: Yesterday, President Biden unveiled a significant national strategy for handling COVID-19 and addressing pandemic preparedness generally. The President also took initial steps to immediately implement portions of this strategy, issuing several executive orders and memoranda.

Executive Orders signed January 21 include:

Memoranda issued on January 21 include:
ACHI Update: COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Progresses Slowly
On Monday, Arkansas opened up parts of Phase 1-B of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination strategy. However, as the number of eligible individuals will continue to exceed vaccine supply for the foreseeable future, “this is not a time to weaken our efforts,” says ACHI President and CEO Dr. Joe Thompson. “We need to continue to take all precautions to break the transmission of this virus. Wear a mask, wash your hands, and stay six feet apart.”

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Financial Resources
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