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Governor Hutchinson Provides Today’s COVID-19 Update

In its Friday update, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 958 new cases; 7,330 active cases; 475 hospitalized, which is down 10 from Thursday; 89 on ventilators, which is down 3 from Thursday; deaths added today, 7, for a total of 1,391; a total of 85,779 cases; 74,473 recoveries; PCR tests, 12,316; antigen tests, 757.

The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Craighead, 46; Pulaski, 39; Faulkner, 34; Sebastian, 33; and Pope, 27.

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

“We’ve received our first shipment of over 59,000 of the Abbott BinaxNOW rapid tests from the federal government. Today was another record breaking day of testing. This is welcome news as we continue to increase our testing efforts. This weekend, let’s all do our part to protect ourselves and others.”

Here are today's COVID-19 statewide numbers: