FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 9, 2021
LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson provided today’s update on Arkansas’s COVID-19 response.
In its Tuesday update, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 432 new cases; 3,461 active cases; 317 hospitalized, which is down 21 from Monday; 71 on ventilators, which is down 3 from Monday; deaths added today, 14, for a total of 5,357; a total of 325,383 cases; 249,229 recoveries; PCR tests, 2,535; antigen tests, 1,720.
The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Washington, 62; Benton, 47; Garland, 42; Faulkner, 28; and Pulaski, 26.
Governor Hutchinson released the following statement on today’s COVID-19 numbers:
“We continue to see a decrease in active cases and hospitalizations compared to last week. Also, an additional 104,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered since last Tuesday. Our continued mitigation efforts, including vaccination, masking, and social distancing, will get us closer to the end of this pandemic.”
Here are today’s COVID-19 statewide numbers:
Here are today’s COVID-19 vaccine statewide numbers: