Almost 30% of adults vaccinated against COVID-19 in Arkansas


A woman receives her Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination hub location in League City, Texas, February 5, 2021. (Photo by Mark Felix / AFP) (Photo by MARK FELIX/AFP /AFP via Getty Images)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Federal health officials say more than 24% of the Arkansas population has been vaccinated against COVID-19. State officials say those include almost 30% of those age 16 and older.

As of Tuesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 35% of the state population had received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose.

The state Department of Health said more than 300,000 had been partially vaccinated, or almost 13% of those age 16 or older.

Health officials reported 229 new cases and five new COVID-19-related deaths Tuesday.

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