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Governor Hutchinson Provides Today’s COVID-19 Update

In its Wednesday update, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 220 new cases; 1,715 active cases; 151 hospitalized, which is up 3 from Tuesday; 20 on ventilators, which is up 1 from Tuesday; deaths added today, 7, for a total of 5,680; a total of 332,666 cases; PCR tests, 4,798; antigen tests, 924.

The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Washington, 79; Pulaski, 58; and Benton, 50.

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

“Vaccination efforts continue across the state, with an increase of nearly 26,000 yesterday. New cases, hospitalizations, and ventilator use remain steady compared to last week. We can't become complacent because of these improved numbers, and it's important we continue to get vaccinated.”

Here are today's COVID-19 statewide numbers: