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COVID-19 in Arkansas: More than 2,400 new cases, 65 deaths in 24-hour period


LITTLE ROCK (KLRT) – With an increase of 2,467 new cases in a 24-hour period Governor Hutchinson urges Arkansans to continue wearing masks and keep social distancing.

The Arkansas Department of Health reported 2,467 new cases for a total of 262,020 cases. 25,095 active cases were reported.

There are 1,362 hospitalized in the state, which is up to eight from Tuesday. 255 on ventilators, which is up 4 from Tuesday. 65 deaths were added today, for a total of 4,186 deaths.

The Health Department reported the top counties for new cases:

Pulaski, 378

Benton, 284

Washington, 269

Sebastian, 152

Faulkner, 108

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

“We continue to see the devastating results of COVID-19 across Arkansas. We lost an additional 65 Arkansans yesterday. Our efforts to wear a mask, keep our distance, and wash our hands frequently must remain steady as we continue to distribute vaccine doses across the state.”

Governor Asa Hutchinson

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