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Governor Hutchinson Provides Today’s COVID-19 Update

In its Wednesday update, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 231 new cases; 2,128 active cases; 172 hospitalized, which is down 1 from Tuesday; 43 on ventilators, which is up 3 from Tuesday; deaths added today, 13, for a total of 5,560; a total of 329,177 cases; 252,612 recoveries; PCR tests, 6,154; antigen tests, 1,026.

The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Sebastian, 42; Washington, 29; Pulaski, 26; Benton, 17; and Baxter, Crawford, and Faulkner with 7 each.

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

“We continue to see some of the lowest numbers we've seen since the early days of this pandemic. This trend can continue if we all do our part. If it's your turn, get vaccinated today for a healthier community.”

Here are today's COVID-19 statewide numbers:

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