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For Immediate Release 03.31.2021

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 212 new cases; 1,695 active cases; 166 hospitalized, which is down 4 from Tuesday; 27 on ventilators, which is up 2 from Tuesday; deaths added today, 10, for a total of 5,626; a total of 330,398 cases; 253,685 recoveries; PCR tests, 5,767; antigen tests, 1,120.

The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Benton, 34; Pulaski, 26; Washington, 16; Faulkner, 14; and Sebastian, 13.

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

“The total number of vaccine doses administered since last week has increased by over 141,000. We also have over 61,000 additional Arkansans who are fully vaccinated. These numbers are encouraging, and with all Arkansans 16 and older eligible to receive the vaccine, we hope these numbers will continue to increase.”

Here are today's COVID-19 statewide numbers:

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

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