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Posted on: May 4, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Governor Hutchinson 5/4/21 COVID Press Conference

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Governor Hutchinson 5/4/2021 COVID Press Conference 

This is the last weekly COVID update. There will still be a weekly new update from the office, but it won’t be all COVID based.  

Case report: 336,462 total cases, an increase of 296 from yesterday.  

Total active cases: 2,043, an increase of 104 since yesterday.  

5,752 total deaths due to COVID, an increase of 5 since yesterday.  

192 currently hospitalized, up 20 from yesterday.  

Top counties: Benton 43, Washington 42, Pulaski 27 

Testing remains low- 6,022 PCR tests (this month to date), only 1,840 PCR tests yesterday; 1,937 antigen tests to date this month, only 1,079 yesterday 

Nearly 11,000 vaccinations were given out yesterday 

Total vaccination doses received= 2,525,070 and have given 1,751,620 vaccinations to date. That is 69.4% of doses given.  

Individuals partially immunized= 270,426 

Individuals full immunized= 768,130 

The Governor is challenging Arkansas residents to reach a vaccination goal of 50% of Arkansans with at least one shot in the next 90 days. Currently 1,038,556 or 34% have received at least one shot. 467,206 more Arkansans will need to receive a shot to reach this goal.  

Benton County needs 19.5% of residents to receive at least one dose of the COVID vaccine to get to that 50% vaccination level.  

Pop up vaccination clinics will be occurring throughout the state. ADH will now be taking the vaccine to the local events where anyone who wants to get a shot. No appointment needed; no specific time needed. ADH is bringing vaccines to local events.  

The current state of emergency will end May 30, 2021.  

Variants have been detected in more than double the number of counties since 4/3/21.  

If you are traveling to/from India, please quarantine 14 days upon return to Arkansas 

>Children really have no protection against the virus unless those around them are vaccinated. Please consider how this will protect your children when getting the vaccine.  

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