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Governor Hutchinson Provides Today’s COVID-19 Update

In its Thursday update, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 340 new cases; 3,144 active cases; 378 hospitalized, which is down 23 from Wednesday; 67 on ventilators, which is down 5 from Wednesday; deaths added today, 28, for a total of 5,410; a total of 326,040 cases; 249,873 recoveries; PCR tests, 7,316; antigen tests, 1,040.

The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Benton, 39; Washington, 38; Pulaski, 33; Faulkner, 22; and Craighead, 17.

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

“As we remember the one-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 case in Arkansas today, we look back at the challenges we've overcome. The past year has been difficult for each of us, but the vaccine gives us hope in our fight against this virus.”

Here are today's COVID-19 statewide numbers:

Here are today's COVID-19 vaccine statewide numbers: