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For Immediate Release 02.24.2021

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 803 new cases; 4,676 active cases; 496 hospitalized, which is down 49 from Tuesday; 100 on ventilators, which is up 1 from Tuesday; deaths added today, 10, for a total of 5,387; a total of 317,396 cases; 243,404 recoveries; PCR tests, 6,425; antigen tests, 1,193.

The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Pulaski, 105; Benton, 78; Washington, 49; Garland, 35; and Faulkner and Saline with 33 each.

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

"As anticipated, we are receiving additional doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. By expanding the eligibility of those who can get the vaccine to 65 and older, we will continue to administer these shots as quickly and efficiently as possible. We have decreased our COVID-19 hospitalizations to less than 500, which is a decrease of over 50% since this time last month."

Here are today's COVID-19 statewide numbers:

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

CONTACT: Press Shop (press@governor.arkansas.gov)

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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