Coronavirus in Arkansas: 221 new cases, 1 additional death

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Governor Asa Hutchinson announced 221 new COVID-19 cases and one additional deaths due to coronavirus in Arkansas on Saturday, April 17.

There are 1,960 cases statewide considered active by the Arkansas Department of Health.

A total of 153 people are hospitalized and 20 are on ventilators.

The statewide death toll due to COVID-19 is now 5,693.

There have been 62,166 PCR tests this month and 21,761 antigen tests.

Top counties reporting new cases:

  • Pulaski – 38
  • Lonoke – 22
  • Washington – 20

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

There are 221 new COVID-19 cases in Arkansas. We saw an increase of nearly 25,000 vaccines yesterday which continues a good week. We’re on target to reach our 1 millionth shot next week & this is very encouraging. Thanks for understanding how important it is to get a shot.

GOV. ASA HUTCHINSON, (R) ARKANSAS

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