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Governor Hutchinson Provides Today’s COVID-19 Update

In its Wednesday update, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 291 new cases; 1,908 active cases; 165 hospitalized, which is up 8 from Tuesday; 27 on ventilators, which is up 1 from Tuesday; deaths added today, 1, for a total of 5,726; a total of 335,289 cases; PCR tests, 4,677; antigen tests, 1,055.

The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Washington, 43; Benton, 34; and Pulaski, 28.

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

“Today's report shows lower active cases and fewer new cases compared to last week. Our vaccination efforts continue as we have doses of all three vaccines available in every county. These vaccines are safe, effective, and offer us the best path forward toward the end of this pandemic.”

Here are today's COVID-19 statewide numbers: