Arkansas' daily count of coronavirus cases rose by 700 on Thursday, the biggest one-day jump since Feb. 25, while active cases rose above 4,000 for the first time since March 6, according to information released by the Arkansas Department of Health.
Hospitalizations for the disease in Arkansas rose by 12 to 337, the highest patient load since early March.
No new deaths from the virus were reported, leaving the state's comprehensive tally of deaths since the pandemic reached Arkansas in March 2020 at 5,909.
The number of Covid patients in the state's intensive care units remained at 150. The number of patients on ventilators was also unchanged from the day before at 75.
An additional 6,313 people were vaccinated. The number of individuals who received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine jumped by 623 to 222,609. Individuals fully immunized increased by 2,969 to 996,440.