During a press conference today (January 4, 2022) Governor Hutchinson announced that we reached a new single day record for new COVID-19 cases in the state of Arkansas with 6,562 new cases reported in a single day since the beginning of the pandemic. In addition to that, he said that we have a record highest 25.5% positivity rate as well as a record high for active cases in the state of Arkansas.
Governor Hutchinson additionally mentioned that Arkansas has ordered over 1 million COVID-19 home tests to help fight the shortage of tests across the state and the country.
The full briefing from Gov. Hutchinson is available below.