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Governor Hutchinson Provides Today’s COVID-19 Update

In its Wednesday update, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 982 new cases; 6,777 active cases; 468 hospitalized, which is up 9 from Tuesday; 90 on ventilators, which is up 2 from Tuesday; deaths added today, 20, for a total of 1,229; a total of 77,963 cases; 68,178 recoveries; PCR tests, 6,460; antigen tests, 1,732.

The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Craighead, 79; Pulaski, 75; Benton, 57; Washington, 51; and Jefferson, 50.

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

"Today we are again reminded of the serious nature of COVID-19. Following the guidelines of the Arkansas Department of Health continues to be the most effective way to mitigate the spread of this virus. Wearing a mask, keeping a six-foot distance, and frequently washing your hands will help slow the spread of COVID-19 throughout the state.”

Here are today's COVID-19 statewide numbers: