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For Immediate Release 04.23.2021

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 236 new cases; 1,960 active cases; 153 hospitalized, which is down 18 from Thursday; 23 on ventilators, which is up 1 from Thursday; deaths added today, 5, for a total of 5,716; a total of 334,458 cases; PCR tests, 3,371; antigen tests, 841.

The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Benton, 46; Pulaski, 23; and Washington, 18.

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

“Our new cases are almost identical to last week. Our vaccination levels have declined a bit from previous weeks, but we still have a long way to go. Check the Department of Health website to find a vaccine clinic near you and schedule an appointment today.”

Here are today's COVID-19 statewide numbers:

CONTACT: Press Shop (press@governor.arkansas.gov)

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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