Coronavirus in Arkansas: 459 new cases, 27 additional deaths


FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Governor Asa Hutchinson provided today’s COVID-19 update.

459 new cases were added in the Friday, March 12 update. 27 additional deaths were reported for a total of 5,437 in Arkansas.

The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Pulaski, 59; Benton, 52; Garland, 36; Faulkner, 33; and Washington, 32.

“Today’s report shows the continued trend of lower new cases, active cases, and hospitalizations from the prior week. We have seen an increase of nearly 110,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses in the past week, and we anticipate this number to continue to climb,” Governor Hutchinson says.


Of Arkansas almost 1.4 million vaccine doses, 816,000 hoses have been administered, according to the Arkansas Department of Health.

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