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For Immediate Release 04.02.2021

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 Friday update, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 144 new cases; 1,684 active cases; 161 hospitalized, which is down 7 from Thursday; 26 on ventilators, which is unchanged from Thursday; deaths added today, 3, for a total of 5,639; a total of 330,753 cases; PCR tests, 4,246; antigen tests, 1,103.

The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Pulaski, 21; Benton, 13; and Greene, 9.

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

“We continue to see declining cases in our COVID-19 numbers. We are not increasing in cases like we see in many other states. Let’s all be mindful over Easter that we must continue to guard against the spread of the virus. Get a vaccine this weekend because this helps everyone. Yesterday, we saw an increase of over 29,000 vaccine doses administered.”

Here are today's COVID-19 statewide numbers:

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