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Governor Hutchinson Provides Today’s COVID-19 Update

In its Monday update, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 616 new cases; 6,706 active cases; 447 hospitalized, which is up 35 from Sunday; 97 on ventilators, which is up 12 from Sunday; deaths added today, 15, for a total of 1,197; a total of 76,364 cases; 66,934 recoveries; PCR tests, 7,657; antigen tests, 253.

The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Pulaski, 56; Benton, 39; Craighead, 39, Jefferson, 34; Washington 29.

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

“We continue to see good testing numbers in Arkansas. Our antigen testing has already exceeded our monthly goal and our PCR testing is on pace to do the same. The Arkansas Department of Health continues to do outstanding work in identifying and tracing COVID-19 cases across the state. Tomorrow, I will talk about what we should do to prepare for the winter and discuss the latest White House report.”

Here are today's COVID-19 statewide numbers: