FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 19, 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 228 new cases; 2,663 active cases, which is down by 71 from Thursday; 233 hospitalized, which is down 12 from Thursday; 50 on ventilators, which is up 3 from Thursday; deaths added today, 14, for a total of 5,529; a total of 328,273 cases; 251,698 recoveries; PCR tests, 5,430; antigen tests, 992.
The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are: Pulaski, 36; Benton, 26; Craighead, 18; Washington, 11; Sebastian, 10; White, 10.
Governor Hutchinson released the following statement on today’s COVID-19 numbers:
“Overall, total cases and hospitalizations continue to decline. We are working hard to immunize every eligible Arkansan. 20 members of the Arkansas Air and Army National Guard have been deployed to assist with vaccinations in four public health regions as we close in on one-million vaccines. Let’s continue to work together on getting to the other side of this pandemic.
Here are today’s statewide COVID-19 numbers: