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Governor Hutchinson Provides Today’s COVID-19 Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 8, 2021


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


In its Thursday update, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 199 new cases; 1,707 active cases; 141 hospitalized, which is down 9 from Wednesday; 23 on ventilators, which is up 3 from Wednesday; deaths added today, 2, for a total of 5,662; a total of 331,704 cases; PCR tests, 5,385; antigen tests, 1,066.
The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Pulaski, 31; Washington, 26; and Benton, 19.


Governor Hutchinson released the following statement on today’s COVID-19 numbers:
“Vaccine doses administered have increased by nearly 154,000 since this time last week. Our hospitalizations and new cases continue to decline, but it’s important that we continue to get vaccinated to protect our fellow Arkansans.”

Here are today’s COVID-19 statewide numbers:

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