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For Immediate Release 03.04.2021

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 403 new cases; 4,261 active cases; 372 hospitalized, which is down 25 from Wednesday; 85 on ventilators, which is down 6 from Wednesday; deaths added today, 12, for a total of 5,273; a total of 323,756 cases; 247,719 recoveries; PCR tests, 8,154; antigen tests, 1,331.

The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Benton, 64; Washington, 57; Garland, 28; Pulaski, 27; and Sebastian, 19.

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

“Most numbers continue to trend in the right direction: new cases and hospitalizations are down; vaccinations are up by 13,571. This trend reflects our drive to beat the coronavirus. Let’s keep doing everything that we’ve been doing so that we can rid Arkansas of COVID-19.”

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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