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Governor Hutchinson Provides Today’s COVID-19 Update

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 1,337 new cases; 9,129 active cases; 624 hospitalized, which is up 12 from Thursday; 99 on ventilators, which is up 3 from Thursday; deaths added today, 10, for a total of 1,782; a total of 104,135 cases; 88,037 recoveries; PCR tests, 10,740; antigen tests, 2,309.

The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Pulaski, 110; Washington, 78; Benton, 69; Craighead, 65; and Garland, 63.

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

“Today we see new cases significantly higher than last Friday. The weekly trend shows we are growing in our cases toward the end of the week, and this growth reflects the activities from the previous weekend. Next week’s number of new cases will be determined by how careful we all are over this coming weekend. Let’s avoid those gatherings where groups are not adhering to social distancing and mask wearing.” Here are today’s COVID-19 statewide numbers:

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