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For Immediate Release 05.05.2021

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 298 new cases; 2,152 active cases; 181 hospitalized, which is down 11 from Tuesday; 35 on ventilators, which is up 7 from Tuesday; deaths added today, 2, for a total of 5,754; a total of 336,760 cases; PCR tests, 3,760; antigen tests, 1,000.

The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Faulkner, 73; Benton, 29; and Washington, 27.

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

“Our case numbers are similar to last week, continuing the trend we've seen for weeks. While these numbers are lower than the first few months of this year, we can still work to lower them even further by getting vaccinated and encouraging your neighbors to do the same.”

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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