Another jump in COVID cases in Bradley County

Warren, Arkansas – COVID cases continue to grow not only in Arkansas, but locally in Bradley County, as 70 active cases are now on record according to the Arkansas Department of Health COVID-19 update website as of Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. CST.

The jump is up from 31 cases December 31. Just days prior to that, the County had seen just 16 active cases toward the later part of December. As of Tuesday night, Bradley County was reporting 59 cases.

Many around town are once again wearing masks as a precaution. Vaccination rates continue to stagnate, with 57.9 percent of individuals locally fully vaccinated.

Yesterday, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced that Arkansas had set a new record for the number of active cases throughout the state, with 32,280. Today, that number has been once again broken. Arkansas now reports 38,154 active COVID cases, and the State is approaching a grim milestone, as 9,256 Arkansans have passed away due to the potentially deadly virus.

According to a recent Danish study, the omicron variant is 2.7 to 3.7 times more infectious than delta among the vaccinated, but those who have had their booster shots are less likely to transmit COVID. The study also found that the risk of hospitalization is half that of delta.

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