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Governor Hutchinson Provides Today’s COVID-19 Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 7, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson provided today’s update on Arkansas’s COVID-19 response.


In its Wednesday update, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 244 new cases; 1,649 active cases; 150 hospitalized, which is down 2 from Tuesday; 20 on ventilators, which is down 6 from Tuesday; deaths added today, 7, for a total of 5,660; a total of 331,505 cases; PCR tests, 4,177; antigen tests, 1,242.


The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Washington, 30; Benton, 29; and Pulaski, 28.


Governor Hutchinson released the following statement on today’s COVID-19 numbers:


“Yesterday’s report shows an increase of over 27,000 vaccine doses administered. With COVID-19 cases increasing in other states, we are in a race to get everyone vaccinated. This is the key to victory. If you are over 16, let’s get the dose.”

Here are today’s COVID-19 statewide numbers:

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