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Governor Hutchinson Provides Today’s COVID-19 Update

In its Wednesday update, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 1,965 new cases; 17,014 active cases; 1,028 hospitalized, which is up 40 from Tuesday; 191 on ventilators, which is up 31 from Tuesday; deaths added today, 20, for a total of 2,425; a total of 150,277 cases; 116,777 recoveries; PCR tests, 13,572; antigen tests, 3,725.

The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Pulaski, 185; Washington, 145; Benton, 121; Craighead, 101; and Sebastian, 99.

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

“I drove up to Rogers for Thanksgiving and I stopped in Ozark. Everyone is clearly taking things seriously and working hard to follow the health guidelines. Thank you to all Arkansans for your continued diligence. While we express our thanks across the state in smaller groups than normal years, I am more grateful than ever for the dedication of our health care workers. The new hospitalizations today adds to the burden, and let’s all go the extra mile to protect each other.”

Here are today's COVID-19 statewide numbers: