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For Immediate Release 03.29.2021

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 79 new cases; 1,773 active cases; 164 hospitalized, which is down 7 from Sunday; 28 on ventilators, which is up 1 from Sunday; deaths added today, 6, for a total of 5,601; a total of 330,008 cases; 253,402 recoveries; PCR tests, 1,581; antigen tests, 245.

The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Washington, 13; Pulaski, 9; Benton, 8; St. Francis, 8; and Craighead, 7.

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

“Our decline in active cases continues today. There are almost 2,500 fewer active cases than the report on March 1 of this year. There are also over 275 fewer hospitalizations than March 1. We continue to fight back against the virus, and the vaccine is our best tool.”

Here are today's COVID-19 statewide numbers:

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

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