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Governor Hutchinson Provides Today’s COVID-19 Update

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson provided today’s update on Arkansas’s COVID-19 response.

In its Wednesday update, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 942 new cases; 7,009 active cases; 490 hospitalized, which is unchanged from Tuesday; 93 on ventilators, which is down 4 from Tuesday; deaths added today, 19, for a total of 1,369; a total of 83,697 cases; 73,007 recoveries; PCR tests, 8,184; antigen tests, 1,405.

The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Pulaski, 51; Washington, 43; Craighead, 39; Benton, 28; and Faulkner, 26.

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

“Today’s numbers show a continued decline in our 7-day positivity rate with consistently high testing numbers each day. We have administered over 1 million COVID-19 tests since March and we have the infrastructure and supplies to increase our capacity as needed.” Here are today’s COVID-19 statewide numbers:

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