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 Monday update, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 1,268 new cases; 25,534 active cases; 1,371 hospitalized, which is up 31 from Sunday; 268 on ventilators, which is up 31 from Sunday; deaths added today, 38, for a total of 4,081; a total of 256,344 cases; 187,194 recoveries; PCR tests, 7,302; antigen tests, 1,464.

The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Benton, 154; Washington, 149; Pulaski, 146; Sebastian, 86; and Garland, 69.
Governor Hutchinson released the following statement on today’s COVID-19 numbers:

“Today’s report of 31 additional hospitalizations will add to the load of our health care workers. The better news in the new cases are starting to slow somewhat. Let’s work toward a true downward trend.”
Here are today’s COVID-19 statewide numbers:

Here are today’s COVID-19 vaccine statewide numbers:

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