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Arkansas Governor: “Hospitalizations will continue to strain our health care system”

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson speaks to reporters in...
FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson speaks to reporters in Little Rock, Ark. Hutchinson isn't on the ballot in Tuesday's election but he's still a major player in it. The governor has appeared in an ad for fellow Republican Rep. French Hill, who's in an unexpectedly tight reelection fight. (AP Photo/Andrew Demillo, File)(Andrew Demillo | AP)
Published: Nov. 30, 2020 at 8:28 PM CST
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KAIT) - Another day for record hospitalizations in Arkansas with 1,063 hospitalized, up 33 from Sunday.

Those on ventilators also increased by 16 to 201.

The state reports 1,112 new cases 86 of those from Craighead County, second in the state for new cases behind Pulaski County at 153..

Deaths also went up by 32, making the state’s death total 2,502.

Testing continues with 9,669 PCR tests and 531 antigen test.

“Today’s increase in hospitalizations will continue to strain our health care system. Our frontline workers need our help as we head into the winter months of this pandemic. Today, I received briefings from FDA Director Hahn; Dr. Fauci and Sec. Azar on the vaccine distribution plans as well as what is needed to meet the pressure on our health care system,” Gov. Asa Hutchinson said.

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