LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson provided today's update on Arkansas's COVID-19 response.

In its Monday update, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 584 new cases; 10,135 active cases; 688 hospitalized, which is up 33 from Sunday; 119 on ventilators, which is up 12 from Sunday; deaths added today, 27, for a total of 1,985; a total of 113,641 cases; 94,664 recoveries; PCR tests, 7,866; antigen tests, 578.

The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are Pulaski, 48; Washington, 37; Craighead, 33: Sebastian, 31; and White, 28.

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

"There is a slight decrease in new cases compared to last Monday with an increase in testing. While this is some good news, we are still seeing high numbers of deaths and hospitalizations. During tomorrow's weekly update, I'll discuss the state's winter strategy, and we'll receive an update about Arkansas schools and hospitals."

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