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Governor Hutchinson Provides Today’s COVID-19 Update

In its Wednesday update, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 3,184 new cases; 21,853 active cases; 1,174 hospitalized, which is up 13 from Tuesday; 205 on ventilators, which is up 7 from Tuesday; deaths added today, 34, for a total of 3,637; a total of 222,430 cases; 166,198 recoveries; PCR tests, 8,843; antigen tests, 4,389.

The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Pulaski, 355; Washington, 290; Benton, 278; Faulkner, 150; and Sebastian, 134.

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

"We continue to see high numbers of new cases and capacity pressures on our hospitals. I urge everyone to be careful as we enter another holiday to reduce the virus spread, and we need to support each other as Arkansans while we work to distribute the vaccine."

Here are today's COVID-19 statewide numbers: