Governor Hutchinson Provides Today’s COVID-19 Update

May 7, 2021
LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson provided today’s update on Arkansas’s COVID-19 response.

In its Friday update, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 222 new cases; 2,176 active cases; 175 hospitalized, which is down 2 from Thursday; 37 on ventilators, which is up 3 from Thursday; deaths added today, 2, for a total of 5,759; a total of 337,170 cases; PCR tests, 3,086; antigen tests, 573.

The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Benton, 37; Pulaski and Washington with 24 each; and Faulkner, 17.

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

“We continue to see similar case numbers to last week’s report. Our vaccine supply in the state is plentiful, and we are prepared to vaccinate any Arkansan 16 and older. Check with the Department of Health to find a vaccine appointment near you.”

Here are today’s COVID-19 statewide numbers:

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