Governor Hutchinson Provides Today’s COVID-19 Update

March 15, 2021

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 117 new cases; 2,863 active cases; 250 hospitalized, which is up 7 from Sunday; 58 on ventilators, which is up 3 from Sunday; deaths added today, 7, for a total of 5,481; a total of 327,060 cases; 250,717 recoveries; PCR tests, 2,313; antigen tests, 138.

The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Benton, 15; Crawford, 13; Pulaski, 12; Washington, 11; and Lonoke, 8.
Governor Hutchinson released the following statement on today’s COVID-19 numbers:

“Today’s number of active cases is the lowest in Arkansas since early June. We are making great progress in decreasing our new case numbers, but we must continue to get vaccinated. The best thing each of us can do is get the vaccine when it’s our turn.”

Here are today’s COVID-19 statewide numbers:

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

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