Governor Hutchinson Provides Monday, Jan. 4 COVID-19 Update
LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson provided Monday, Jan. 4 update on Arkansas's COVID-19 response.
In its Monday update, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 1,306 new cases; 23,057 active cases; 1,296 hospitalized, which is up 62 from Sunday; 212 on ventilators, which is up 18 from Sunday; deaths added today, 51, for a total of 3,800; a total of 234,781 cases; 173,995 recoveries; PCR tests, 4,473; antigen tests, 439.
The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Pulaski, 206; Washington, 151; Benton, 117; Faulkner, 96; and Sebastian, 61.
Governor Hutchinson released the following statement on today’s COVID-19 numbers:
"Today’s increase in hospitalizations and the 51 new deaths from COVID-19 are vivid reminders of how many families are hurting because of this pandemic. Our health care system is stretched and the numbers are likely to increase more. Thanks to all who are doing everything they can to be safe."