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 1,870 new cases; 11,414 active cases; 706 hospitalized, which is up 39 from Thursday; 107 on ventilators, which is up 4 from Thursday; deaths added today, 19, for a total of 2,056; a total of 119,230 cases; 97,997 recoveries; PCR tests, 12,356; antigen tests, 2,285.The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Benton, 140; Craighead, 137; Washington, 137; Pulaski, 134; and Sebastian, 91.Governor Hutchinson released the following statement on today’s COVID-19 numbers:”Today’s numbers show we are not in a good position as we head into the colder months. I ask all Arkansans to take this virus seriously and to take necessary precautions. Our number of new cases is growing at a rate that worries me in terms of our hospital capacity.”
Here are today’s COVID-19 statewide numbers:

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