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For Immediate Release 04.29.2021

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 Thursday update, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 240 new cases; 1,961 active cases; 166 hospitalized, which is up 1 from Wednesday; 29 on ventilators, which is up 2 from Wednesday; deaths added today, 9, for a total of 5,735; a total of 335,529 cases; PCR tests, 4,135; antigen tests, 973.

The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Benton, 35; Pulaski, 33; and Washington, 22.

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

“Our vaccine numbers were lower today than last week. We have plenty of doses across the state, and all Arkansans 16 and older are eligible. Check the Department of Health website or call 1-800-985-6030 if you need assistance finding a location to get vaccinated.”

Here are today's COVID-19 statewide numbers:

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If you have questions or concerns about COVID-19, you can contact the Arkansas Department of Health at 1-800-803-7847 or visit

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