Death toll only goes up

As of Thursday, the number of Arkansans who have died during the ongoing pandemic stands at 10,341.

That’s up from last week’s 10,190.

If you look at the forecast numbers from the Centers for Disease Control, they continue to be bleak, as seen below.

Top line forecasts still call for more than 12,000 deaths in Arkansas, which is where it was last week, and the week before that and the week before that. 

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