Governor Hutchinson Provides Friday, Feb. 12 COVID-19 Update

Friday, February 12, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson provided Friday, Feb. 12 update on Arkansas's COVID-19 response.

In its Friday update, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 565 new cases; 12,573 active cases; 712 hospitalized, which is unchanged from Thursday; 123 on ventilators, which is up 6 from Thursday; deaths added today, 13, for a total of 5,212; a total of 311,608 cases; 234,122 recoveries; PCR tests, 7,338; antigen tests, 1,152.

The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Pulaski, 81; Washington, 61; Benton, 54; Sebastian, 35; and Crawford and Saline, 29 each.

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

"Our new and active cases continue the downward trend that we've seen over the past few days. We have made progress, and we can see the benefit of wearing a mask, watching our distance, and washing our hands. We received over 47,000 doses of vaccine yesterday, and we will continue following our plan to get these doses administered."