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Governor Hutchinson Provides Today’s COVID-19 Update

In its Friday update, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 565 new cases; 12,573 active cases; 712 hospitalized, which is unchanged from Thursday; 123 on ventilators, which is up 6 from Thursday; deaths added today, 13, for a total of 5,212; a total of 311,608 cases; 234,122 recoveries; PCR tests, 7,338; antigen tests, 1,152.

The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Pulaski, 81; Washington, 61; Benton, 54; Sebastian, 35; and Crawford and Saline, 29 each.

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

"Our new and active cases continue the downward trend that we've seen over the past few days. We have made progress, and we can see the benefit of wearing a mask, watching our distance, and washing our hands. We received over 47,000 doses of vaccine yesterday, and we will continue following our plan to get these doses administered."

Here are today's COVID-19 statewide numbers:

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