Governor Hutchinson Provides Monday, Feb. 1 COVID-19 Update
LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson provided Monday, Feb. 1 update on Arkansas's COVID-19 response.
In its Monday update, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 1,226 new cases; 16,665 active cases; 889 hospitalized, which is down 24 from Sunday; 146 on ventilators, which is down 2 from Sunday; deaths added today, 27, for a total of 4,895; a total of 296,494 cases; 220,771 recoveries; PCR tests, 7,803; antigen tests, 398.
The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Pulaski, 175; White, 79; Benton, 76; Washington, 54; and Faulkner, 53.
Governor Hutchinson released the following statement on today’s COVID-19 numbers:
"We continue to see a decline in active cases, with over 1,100 fewer than this time last week. Over 422,000 tests were performed in the month of January, and there are over 7,200 fewer active cases than on January 1. We are seeing the effects of our combined efforts of vaccine distribution, mask wearing, and social distancing. Some positive trends have started to emerge, but we cannot use this as a reason to relax in following the guidelines.”