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Posted on: January 12, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Governor Hutchinson COVID 1/21/2021 Press Conference

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Governor Hutchinson 1/12/21 COVID Press Conference 

>The State has received 227,500 doses of the vaccine and has given out 89,449 (39% of doses). Currently in the 1-A phase, health care workers, long term care residents/staff, and first responders.  

24,700 doses designated for long term care facilities. Have given out 15.7% of those vaccines.  

Moving to a few 1-B subcategories on January 18. (70 and over, k-12 staff/employees, and higher education staff/teachers). These will be through community pharmacies. County by county approach. Could be clinics, events for vaccinations.  

School districts will drive the teacher vaccinations.  

There are over 462,000 Arkansans aged 65 and older.  

3,209 new cases in the last 24 hours 

An increase of 168 deaths to 4,121 

25,702 total active cases 

Results of 6358 PCR tests, 4334 antigen tests in the last 24 hours 

Top counties: Pulaski 405, Sebastian 401, Benton 377, Washington 268, Garland 177 

Vaccination plans- Arkansas Emergency Management is helping with the plan for residents.  





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