Governor Hutchinson Provides Today’s COVID-19 Update

February 8, 2021

– Governor Asa Hutchinson provided today’s update on Arkansas’s COVID-19 response.

In its Monday update, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 637 new cases; 15,320 active cases; 777 hospitalized, which is down 4 from Sunday; 142 on ventilators, which is up 16 from Sunday; deaths added today, 30, for a total of 5,106; a total of 307,373 cases; 229,290 recoveries; PCR tests, 6,139; antigen tests, 573.

The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Pulaski, 125; Benton, 52; Garland, 45; Lonoke, 36; and Sebastian, 33.
Governor Hutchinson released the following statement on today’s COVID-19 numbers:

“Today’s report shows nearly half as many new cases as last Monday. This, as well as almost 90,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered last week, provides us with hope as we continue to fight this pandemic. Our united efforts as a state will help to get past this, but it takes everyone working together.”

Here are today’s COVID-19 statewide numbers:

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

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