Governor Hutchinson Provides Monday, March 22 COVID-19 Update

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson provided Monday, March 22 update on Arkansas's COVID-19 response.

In its Monday update, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 52 new cases; 2,332 active cases; 184 hospitalized, which is down 8 from Sunday; 42 on ventilators, which is unchanged from Sunday; deaths added today, 5, for a total of 5,544; a total of 328,707 cases; 252,197 recoveries; PCR tests, 1,756; antigen tests, 132.

The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Pulaski, 12; Washington, 6; Lonoke, 5; Union, 5; and Garland, 4.

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

“Our COVID-19 numbers continue to decline from the week before. Today's number of active cases is over 500 fewer than last week, and our hospitalizations are down by nearly 25 percent compared to last Monday. We continue to see the effects of our efforts in fighting this virus.”