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Governor Hutchinson Provides Today’s COVID-19 Update

In its Friday update, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 1,052 new cases; 16,908 active cases; 1,011 hospitalized, which is up 8 from Thursday; 192 on ventilators, which is up 23 from Thursday; no deaths added today, for a total of 2,436; a total of 153,677 cases; 119,558 recoveries; PCR tests, 9,330; antigen tests, 355.

The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Benton, 133; Washington, 68; Pulaski, 65; Craighead, 64; and Saline, 41.

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

“As expected, we saw a decrease in testing yesterday, leading to a decrease in new cases compared to last week. The extent to which efforts were taken to help slow the spread this week will become evident in the weeks to come as we get back to a normal level of testing. Continue to protect yourself, your friends, and your family this weekend."

Here are today's COVID-19 statewide numbers: