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Governor Hutchinson Provides Today’s COVID-19 Update

In its Friday update, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 1,162 new cases; 9,796 active cases; 668 hospitalized, which is up 2 from Thursday; 101 on ventilators, which is up 1 from Thursday; deaths added today, 6, for a total of 1,900; a total of 110,874 cases; 92,827 recoveries; PCR tests, 11,069; antigen tests, 1,329.

The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Benton, 101; Washington, 95; Pulaski, 92; Sebastian, 53; and Craighead, 46.

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

"Although our total of new cases today is lower than last Friday, we cannot grow weary in our preventative measures against this virus. As we go into the weekend, let's all be mindful of the guidance from the Arkansas Department of Health on how to have a safe Halloween."

Here are today's COVID-19 statewide numbers: