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For Immediate Release 03.03.2021

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 404 new cases; 4,278 active cases; 397 hospitalized, which is down 19 from Tuesday; 91 on ventilators, which is up 11 from Tuesday; deaths added today, 7, for a total of 5,261; a total of 323,353 cases; 247,492 recoveries; PCR tests, 5,251; antigen tests, 1,197.

The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Sebastian, 44; Pulaski, 36; Benton, 34; Washington, 26; and Saline, 17.

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

"Today's report shows fewer new cases, active cases, and hospitalizations than this time last week and an increase in the number of vaccine doses administered of over 115,000. It's critical that we work together to ensure we continue our progress."

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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