LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson provided today’s update on Arkansas’s COVID-19 response.
In its Thursday update, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 3,323 new cases; 25,984 active cases; 1,326 hospitalized, which is up 5 from Wednesday; 218 on ventilators, which is up 1 from Wednesday; deaths added today, 25, for a total of 3,926; a total of 245,916 cases; 179,718 recoveries; PCR tests, 11,513; antigen tests, 3,796.
The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Pulaski, 453; Benton, 350; Washington, 289; Faulkner, 137; and Garland, 133.
Governor Hutchinson released the following statement on today’s COVID-19 numbers:
“Yesterday presented a lower number of new cases and higher testing than the day before. We also continue to receive and administer doses of vaccine throughout the state. It is critical that we all work together to protect ourselves and our neighbors as this virus steadily spreads across Arkansas.”
Here are today’s COVID-19 statewide numbers: