Governor Hutchinson Provides Tuesday, March 9 COVID-19 Update

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson provided Tuesday, March 9 update on Arkansas's COVID-19 response.

In its Tuesday update, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 432 new cases; 3,461 active cases; 317 hospitalized, which is down 21 from Monday; 71 on ventilators, which is down 3 from Monday; deaths added today, 14, for a total of 5,357; a total of 325,383 cases; 249,229 recoveries; PCR tests, 2,535; antigen tests, 1,720.

The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Washington, 62; Benton, 47; Garland, 42; Faulkner, 28; and Pulaski, 26.

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

“We continue to see a decrease in active cases and hospitalizations compared to last week. Also, an additional 104,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered since last Tuesday. Our continued mitigation efforts, including vaccination, masking, and social distancing, will get us closer to the end of this pandemic.”