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Governor Hutchinson Provides Today’s COVID-19 Update

In its Wednesday update, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 809 new cases; 6,686 active cases; 538 hospitalized, which is up 9 from Tuesday; 98 on ventilators, which is down 1 from Tuesday; deaths added today, 13, for a total of 1,482; a total of 88,880 cases; 77,660 recoveries; PCR tests, 8,975; antigen tests, 1,110.

The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Craighead, 60; Pulaski, 57; Jefferson, 44; Washington, 26; and Sebastian, 23.

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

“There seems to be a pattern of increased cases toward the latter part of the week as so many go in for testing after a weekend. If the trend holds, cases may go up again toward the end of the week and then decline from there. Regardless, we are hoping to keep the peak this week lower than last week. Everyone do your part.”

Here are today's COVID-19 statewide numbers: