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 1,355 new cases; 20,691 active cases; 1,050 hospitalized, which is down 7 from Sunday; 180 on ventilators, which is down 1 from Thursday; deaths added today, 45, for a total of 2,990; a total of 187,057 cases; 141,264 recoveries; PCR tests, 9,244; antigen tests, 925.
The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Pulaski, 194; Washington, 102; Benton, 95; Faulkner, 66; and Saline, 58.
Governor Hutchinson released the following statement on today’s COVID-19 numbers:
“Today is a hopeful day. After months of work, a COVID-19 vaccine is in Arkansas, and the first vaccine was given to Sherian Kwanisai today. The FDA should approve additional vaccines soon, and we will be set to cover our long-term care facilities. Brighter days are ahead, but we must continue to follow public health guidelines. This virus continues to rapidly spread, and it’s up to each of us to do our part to slow the spread.”
Here are today’s COVID-19 statewide numbers: