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For Immediate Release 10.09.2020

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 Friday update, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 1,167 new cases; 7,468 active cases; 560 hospitalized, which is up 13 from Thursday; 101 on ventilators, which is down 2 from Thursday; deaths added today, 27, for a total of 1,530; a total of 91,312 cases; 79,012 recoveries; PCR tests, 12,715; antigen tests, 1,225.

The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Pulaski, 77; Washington, 76; Craighead, 74; Sebastian, 49; and Benton, 47.

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

“Yesterday was another record day of testing with almost 14,000 total tests performed. Our new cases continue to be too high. As we all go about our weekend, let's make sure to wear a mask and keep our distance. We are constantly reminded of how serious this virus is and how easily it can spread.”

Here are today's COVID-19 statewide numbers:

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