Governor Hutchinson 3/2/2021 COVID Press Conference
>Total vaccines received 1,066980 vaccines with 652,702 vaccines given.
>Currently in phase 1B of vaccine administration.
>Expanding Phase 1B group- effective immediately to include food manufacturing workers. Estimated 49,000 Arkansans including meat procession and grand and oilseed milling.
>Working to increase the availability of vaccines to rural areas. ADH will create a vaccine clinic in each health region. Reservations are available in future weeks.
>Proportion of Arkansans residents ages 70+ 50% have gotten 1 dose, 24.7% have gotten two doses. This shows some resistance from residents in getting their vaccines.
>Total cases 322,949, an increase of 440 from yesterday.
>Active cases 4,254, an increase of 12 from yesterday
>Deaths, 5,254, an increase of 4 from yesterday.
>Testing: PCR tests this month= 3,121; antigen tests= 1,873.
>Top counties: Pulaski 50, Benton 49, Washington 32, Lonoke 29, Jefferson 17.