Governor Hutchinson Provides Friday, March 26 COVID-19 Update
LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson provided Friday's update on Arkansas's COVID-19 response.
In its Friday update, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 184 new cases; 2,061 active cases; 176 hospitalized, which is down 5 from Thursday; 32 on ventilators, which is down 6 from Thursday; deaths added today, 12, for a total of 5,583; a total of 329,695 cases; 253,029 recoveries; PCR tests, 4,135; antigen tests, 885.
The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are: Pulaski, 22; Benton, 16; Miller, 14; Faulkner, 13; Washington, 12.
Governor Hutchinson released the following statement on today’s COVID-19 numbers:
“My optimism grows daily as the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continues to decline. More than a million Arkansans -- 30 percent of our population -- have started the vaccination process or received a full dose. The goal line is in sight, but this is not the time to slack off. We need to increase the percentage. I encourage you to receive a vaccination as soon as you are eligible. If you don't do it for yourself, do it for your family and friends.”