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For Immediate Release 02.22.2021

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 Monday update, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 245 new cases; 4,899 active cases; 588 hospitalized, which is up 11 from Sunday; 109 on ventilators, which is down 5 from Sunday; deaths added today, 6, for a total of 5,363; a total of 315,759 cases; 242,135 recoveries; PCR tests, 1,979; antigen tests, 482.

The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Pulaski, 34; Garland, 21; Benton, 18; Pope, 16; and Sevier and White with 13 each.

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

"New and active cases continue to remain lower than we've seen in the past few weeks. We're distributing vaccine doses throughout the state and encourage those who are eligible to make sure they're signed up. We expect vaccine and testing numbers to increase this week with clear roads across the state."

Here are today's COVID-19 statewide numbers:

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

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If you have questions or concerns about COVID-19, you can contact the Arkansas Department of Health at 1-800-803-7847 or visit ar.gov/covid.

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