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For Immediate Release 01.27.2021

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 1,777 new cases; 17,686 active cases; 1,029 hospitalized, which is down 66 from Tuesday; 157 on ventilators, which is down 19 from Tuesday; deaths added today, 52, for a total of 4,742; a total of 288,964 cases; 214,710 recoveries; PCR tests, 9,223; antigen tests, 3,031.

The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Pulaski, 304; Benton, 159; Washington, 152; Sebastian, 97; and Faulkner, 79.

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

"There are over 700 fewer new cases and over 2,700 fewer active cases than this time last week. Our vaccine distribution efforts remain a top priority while we gradually receive additional doses. The steps we are taking to slow this virus appear to be having an effect. We cannot relax from following health department guidance."

Here are today's COVID-19 statewide numbers:

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

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