Governor Hutchinson Provides Today’s COVID-19 Update

March 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 133 new cases; 3,593 active cases; 338 hospitalized, which is up 3 from Sunday; 74 on ventilators, which is up 9 from Sunday; deaths added today, 24, for a total of 5,343; a total of 324,951 cases; 248,853 recoveries; PCR tests, 2,345; antigen tests, 201.

The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Washington, 19; Pulaski, 17; Benton, 13; Faulkner, 10; and Garland, 10.
Governor Hutchinson released the following statement on today’s COVID-19 numbers:

“Today’s COVID-19 report continues to show a trend in the right direction. 15 of the deaths in today’s report are late reporting from either 2020 or January. With the opening of all of Phase 1-B, I hope we will see an increase in vaccine distribution this week.”

Here are today’s COVID-19 statewide numbers:

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

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