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Governor Hutchinson Provides Today’s COVID-19 Update


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 69 new cases; 1,640 active cases; 156 hospitalized, which is down 7 from Sunday; 17 on ventilators, which is unchanged from Sunday; deaths added today, 4, for a total of 5,665; a total of 332,222 cases; PCR tests, 1,494; antigen tests, 93.


The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Benton, 18; Washington, 11; and Pulaski, 10.

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


“Our number of active cases and hospitalizations declined again yesterday. Our vaccine numbers are increasing, but we must do more. If you are 16 and older then you are eligible for the vaccine. It is important that our eligible high school students get a dose. Get your vaccine as soon as you can.”

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Here are today’s COVID-19 statewide numbers:

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