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Governor Hutchinson Provides Friday’s COVID-19 Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 26, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson provided Friday’s update on Arkansas’s COVID-19 response.

In its Friday update, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 184 new cases; 2,061 active cases; 176 hospitalized, which is down 5 from Thursday; 32 on ventilators, which is down 6 from Thursday; deaths added today, 12, for a total of 5,583; a total of 329,695 cases; 253,029 recoveries; PCR tests, 4,135; antigen tests, 885.
The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are: Pulaski, 22; Benton, 16; Miller, 14; Faulkner, 13; Washington, 12.

Governor Hutchinson released the following statement on today’s COVID-19 numbers:

“My optimism grows daily as the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continues to decline. More than a million Arkansans — 30 percent of our population — have started the vaccination process or received a full dose.The goal line is in sight, but this is not the time to slack off. We need to increase the percentage. I encourage you to receive a vaccination as soon as you are eligible. If you don’t do it for yourself, do it for your family and friends.”

Here are today’s COVID-19 statewide numbers:

Here are today’s COVID-19 vaccine statewide numbers:

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