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Governor Hutchinson Provides Today’s COVID-19 Update

In its Thursday update, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 334 new cases; 2,095 active cases; 181 hospitalized, which is up 9 from Wednesday; 38 on ventilators, which is down 5 from Wednesday; deaths added today, 11, for a total of 5,571; a total of 329,511 cases; 252,879 recoveries; PCR tests, 6,322; antigen tests, 1,122.

The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Washington, 59; Arkansas, 37; Pulaski, 30; Garland, 28; and Sebastian, 25.

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

“Today's report shows an increase of over 127,000 vaccine doses administered since last week and a single-day increase of nearly 29,000. I encourage everyone to get vaccinated when it's your turn to protect our friends and neighbors.”

Here are today's COVID-19 statewide numbers:

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