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Governor Hutchinson Provides Today’s COVID-19 Update

In its Thursday update, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 1,548 new cases; 10,493 active cases; 667 hospitalized, which is up 25 from Wednesday; 103 on ventilators, which is down 8 from Wednesday; deaths added today, 11, for a total of 2,037; a total of 117,360 cases; 97,276 recoveries; PCR tests, 10,450; antigen tests, 1,728.

The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Pulaski, 139; Benton, 133; Washington, 92; Sebastian, 79; and Craighead, 67.

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

"Today's significant increase in new cases shows that we have the virus in all our communities. Our increase in hospitalizations breaks the recent trend of smaller numbers. The coming weeks are critical, and we must be diligent, intentional, and not be careless."

Here are today's COVID-19 statewide numbers: