The state Department of Health releases numbers on weekdays showing how many covid-19 patients are in Arkansas hospitals.
The statistics show the total numbers of hospital beds, ICU beds and ventilators; the number in use by covid-19 patients; and the unused total of each. Other beds and ventilators in use are for patients suffering from various illnesses or injuries.
These are Wednesday's totals, as reported to the Health Department by hospitals:
Total hospital beds 8,835
Covid-19 hospitalizations 1,232
Unused beds 1,693
Total ICU beds 1,172
Covid-19 patients in ICU 469
Unused ICU beds 25
Total ventilators 1,082
Covid-19 patients on vents 260
Unused ventilators 610