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For Immediate Release 01.06.2021

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 3,705 new cases; 25,092 active cases; 1,321 hospitalized, which is down 2 from Tuesday; 217 on ventilators, which is down 7 from Tuesday; deaths added today, 65, for a total of 3,901; a total of 242,593 cases; 178,025 recoveries; PCR tests, 8,741; antigen tests, 4,477.

The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Pulaski, 470; Benton, 341; Washington, 334; Sebastian, 179; and Faulkner, 171.

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

"We continue to see high numbers of new cases across the state. Be mindful of being a safe distance and protecting each other. It has been a tough day with the loss of another 65 of our friends and neighbors to COVID-19. Vaccine doses continue to be distributed across the state to those in Category 1-A, and we are also receiving additional doses each week.”

Here are today's COVID-19 statewide numbers:

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

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