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Governor Hutchinson Provides Today’s COVID-19 Update

In its Thursday update, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 2,238 new cases; 16,998 active cases; 899 hospitalized, which is down 2 from Wednesday; 146 on ventilators, which is up 3 from Wednesday; deaths added today, 22, for a total of 2,297; a total of 139,855 cases; 109,135 recoveries; PCR tests, 11,560; antigen tests, 2,034.

The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Pulaski, 207; Washington, 131; Sebastian, 122; Benton, 110; and Craighead, 102.

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

“I will be addressing the high number of new cases in a Friday news conference. Today we implemented the first recommendation of the COVID-19 Winter Task Force, and I will address hospital capacity tomorrow.”

Here are today's COVID-19 statewide numbers: