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For Immediate Release 04.15.2021

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 283 new cases; 1,843 active cases; 153 hospitalized, which is up 2 from Wednesday; 18 on ventilators, which is down 2 from Wednesday; deaths added today, 6, for a total of 5,686; a total of 332,949 cases; PCR tests, 5,038; antigen tests, 963.

The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Pulaski, 35; Benton, 31; and Washington, 26.

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

“Even with the pause on the J&J vaccine, we were able to pivot and vaccinate over 25,000 Arkansans yesterday. When the new COVID-19 cases go up, it is a reminder we must get our shot in the arm.”

Here are today's COVID-19 statewide numbers:

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