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 417 new cases; 6,922 active cases; 524 hospitalized, which is up 15 from Sunday; 93 on ventilators, which is up 4 from Sunday; deaths added today, 22, for a total of 1,447; a total of 87,430 cases; 76,204 recoveries; PCR tests, 6,305; antigen tests, 845.
The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Pulaski, 58; Washington, 34; Sebastian, 28; Craighead, 23; Benton, 15; Crawford, 15; and Faulkner, 15.
Governor Hutchinson released the following statement on today’s COVID-19 numbers:
“Today we are reminded that more cases leads to increased hospitalizations. The number of hospitalized is too high. While it is manageable, it’s important to slow the spread of this virus to keep people out of the hospital because of COVID-19.” Here are today’s COVID-19 statewide numbers: