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For Immediate Release 10.21.2020

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 Wednesday update, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 1,155 new cases; 8,520 active cases; 636 hospitalized, which is down 1 from Tuesday; 99 on ventilators, which is down 2 from Tuesday; deaths added today, 23, for a total of 1,751; a total of 101,596 cases; 86,520 recoveries; PCR tests, 8,674; antigen tests, 1,368.

The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Pulaski, 84; Craighead, 53; Benton, 44; Washington, 42; and White, 38.

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

"We are testing at record levels and we continue to see a high number of new cases across Arkansas. Compared to last Wednesday, we are plus 76 cases. Today we have 14 counties with more than 20 cases, once again highlighting the fact that this virus is not contained to one part of the state. We must all remain focused in our fight against COVID-19. Let’s be careful of the social gatherings and remind each other that wearing a mask protects those around us. Today everyone understands the need for social distancing."

Here are today's COVID-19 statewide numbers:

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