LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson provided today’s update on Arkansas’s COVID-19 response.
In its Monday update, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 531 new cases; 8,658 active cases; 613 hospitalized, which is up 41 from Sunday; 99 on ventilators, which is up 2 from Sunday; deaths added today, 10, for a total of 1,714; a total of 99,597 cases; 84,770 recoveries; PCR tests, 8,918; antigen tests, 803.
The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Pulaski, 53; Craighead, 45; Washington, 25; Sebastian, 24 and Benton, 23.
Governor Hutchinson released the following statement on today’s COVID-19 numbers:
“We saw another decrease in new cases yesterday, and I am hopeful that the cases will stay low through the week. I applaud our students and educators for reducing the active cases in our schools. Let’s stay vigilant, and while cases usually go up in the next four days, let’s remember that it is up to each of us to do our part to help slow this virus and protect ourselves, our family, and our neighbors.” Here are today’s COVID-19 statewide numbers: