FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 22, 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 52 new cases; 2,332 active cases; 184 hospitalized, which is down 8 from Sunday; 42 on ventilators, which is unchanged from Sunday; deaths added today, 5, for a total of 5,544; a total of 328,707 cases; 252,197 recoveries; PCR tests, 1,756; antigen tests, 132.
The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Pulaski, 12; Washington, 6; Lonoke, 5; Union, 5; and Garland, 4.
Governor Hutchinson released the following statement on today’s COVID-19 numbers:
“Our COVID-19 numbers continue to decline from the week before. Today’s number of active cases is over 500 fewer than last week, and our hospitalizations are down by nearly 25% compared to last Monday. We continue to see the effects of our efforts in fighting this virus.”
Here are today’s COVID-19 statewide numbers:
Here are today’s COVID-19 vaccine statewide numbers: