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 1,092 new cases; 14,190 active cases; 735 hospitalized, which is down 40 from Tuesday; 138 on ventilators, which is up 1 from Tuesday; deaths added today, 26, for a total of 5,174; a total of 309,940 cases; 231,828 recoveries; PCR tests, 7,790; antigen tests, 2,207.
The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Pulaski, 163; Washington, 85; Benton, 71; Saline, 68; and Faulkner, 56.
Governor Hutchinson released the following statement on today’s COVID-19 numbers:
"Compared to last week, there are over 1,300 fewer new cases and over 2,300 fewer active cases. Our mitigation efforts are working, but we cannot use this an excuse to relax. This virus can spread rapidly, and we all must work together to defeat it."
Here are today's COVID-19 statewide numbers:
Here are today's COVID-19 vaccine statewide numbers: