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For Immediate Release 02.25.2021

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 Thursday update, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 726 new cases; 4,720 active cases; 522 hospitalized, which is up 26 from Wednesday; 108 on ventilators, which is up 8 from Wednesday; deaths added today, 10, for a total of 5,397; a total of 318,122 cases; 243,843 recoveries; PCR tests, 8,548; antigen tests, 1,182.

The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Pulaski, 74; Benton, 71; Garland, 61; Washington, 54; and Hot Spring, 35. 

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

"We continue to vaccinate Arkansans at a high level. I want to give credit to our staff at the Department of Health, Col. Ator and all our provider partners for their tireless efforts to ensure we can get vaccines into the arms of Arkansans. If Johnson & Johnson's single-dose vaccine is approved, it will provide another tool in our arsenal in the fight against COVID-19."

Here are today's COVID-19 statewide numbers:

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

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