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Arkansas has just 8 ICU beds readily available as the condition had its major raise in hospitalizations

In a tweet, Hutchinson claimed there were being only eight obtainable intense care unit beds in the condition.

The Arkansas Office of Wellness is reporting 995 new Covid-19 situations Monday, and 21 new Covid-19 similar fatalities.

There are 1,376 men and women at the moment hospitalized with Covid-19 in Arkansas, up by 103 from Sunday, according to the section. Of all those, 286 cases are at the moment on ventilators, 25 far more than the previous working day, the office mentioned.

Virtually 43{31a88af171d246f5211cd608fc1a29f7b3f03dea1b73b7097396b2358ee47fc4} of Arkansas people 12 many years and older have been absolutely vaccinated, according to info from the condition wellness department. Nationwide, 58.7{31a88af171d246f5211cd608fc1a29f7b3f03dea1b73b7097396b2358ee47fc4} of people 12 and older have been completely vaccinated, in accordance to knowledge from the US Facilities for Ailment Manage and Avoidance.

“Vaccinations decrease hospitalizations,” Hutchinson claimed in his tweet.

Arkansas is a single of a growing variety of states, together with Missouri, Texas and Florida, that are viewing Covid-19 situations explode, driven by the easily transmissible Delta virus variant and low vaccination prices, and hospitalization prices higher than whenever for the duration of the pandemic.

In Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas, present-day hospitalization prices are a lot more than double the countrywide price, in accordance to knowledge from the US Section of Wellbeing and Human Services.

In Florida, the hospitalization amount is far more than triple the national amount. There are much more than 65 individuals hospitalized with Covid-19 for each 100,000 individuals in Florida, about just one out of every 1,500 condition people.

Louisiana set a record for Covid-19 hospitalizations final week.

All round, about 1 in 5 ICU beds in the US are occupied by Covid-19 sufferers. But in these five states with the highest hospitalization costs, the share of ICU beds occupied by Covid-19 sufferers is even larger, ranging from 25{31a88af171d246f5211cd608fc1a29f7b3f03dea1b73b7097396b2358ee47fc4} in Alabama to far more than a third in Florida.

Also, each of these five states — Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas — have fully vaccinated much less than 50 {31a88af171d246f5211cd608fc1a29f7b3f03dea1b73b7097396b2358ee47fc4} of their inhabitants, lagging at the rear of the US in general, in accordance to CDC details.

CNN’s Deidre McPhillips contributed to this report.