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Posted on: April 27, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Governor Hutchinson 4/27/21 COVID Press Conference

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Governor Hutchinson 4/27/21 COVID Press Conference 

Total cases= 334,998, with an increase of 229 since yesterday. 

Total active cases= 1,844, with an increase of 39 since yesterday. 

Total deaths= 5,725, up 5 since yesterday. 

157 hospitalized, down 13 since yesterday.  

15,800 have been hospitalized throughout the pandemic in Arkansas. 

Top counties for new cases: Benton 41, Pulaski 30, Washington 29 

Vaccinations- Doses received= 2,494,780; doses given= 1,661,921, which is 66.6% doses given.  

301,388 individuals have been partially immunized. 

707,072 individuals have been fully immunized.  

Total immunized in Arkansas (partially or fully) 1,00,800. This number needs to go up.  

Vaccines are available in Arkansas. Supply is not a problem- if you want a vaccine, you can get it.  

From the Governor, “We obviously have a vaccine hesitancy in Arkansas. The threat is being perceived is down, so the urgency of getting a vaccine is diminished.”  

We are working to encourage people to get that vaccine, but also call upon the employers to provide information, time off, and even bring a clinic to the site. We need employer leadership through this vaccination process.  

>Variants are becoming more prevalent. Isolates are becoming in the variants. There will be more- and many are associated with higher transmission rates and more severe disease 

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