Fri, Jul 23, 2021 5:56 PM
By ANDREW DeMILLO, AP
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The number of Arkansas' coronavirus confirmed cases has risen by nearly 2,000. The state announced the jump in cases on Friday as the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences scaled back its visitor policy. The hospital says that beginning Monday it will change its visitation policy to limit patients to one visitor per day. The Department of Health says the state’s virus cases rose by 1,987 to 372,313 total since the pandemic began. The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations rose by 22 to 871, with 328 in intensive care and 159 on ventilators. Arkansas has been leading the nation in new virus cases per capita.