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For Immediate Release 03.01.2021

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 94 new cases; 4,242 active cases; 441 hospitalized, which is down 14 from Sunday; 84 on ventilators, which is down 1 from Sunday; deaths added today, 7, for a total of 5,250; a total of 322,509 cases; 246,978 recoveries; PCR tests, 2,752; antigen tests, 86.

The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Pulaski, 22; Craighead, 15; Benton, 9; Lonoke, 9; and Saline and Washington with 7 each.

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

"There are fewer cases with higher testing today compared to last week. We're continuing to vaccinate Arkansans, and we will be able to increase our doses administered once we receive our first shipment of the Johnson and Johnson single-dose vaccine, which is expected later this week."

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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