Governor Press Conference 4/7/2020
Special thanks to the childcare workers who are taking a special effort to provide childcare for those who are in essential services, health care and others.
875 yesterday, today 946 cases
Logan County and Clay County added
134 health care workers have tested positive
61 nursing home residents
74 currently hospitalized
148 who have ever been hospitalized
18 deaths (two additional deaths, both of whom were over 65)
Completed over 24 hours over 1400 tests in Arkansas. Largest testing in 24 hours to date.
Results from 1436 tests 1.6% positivity
Federal Correctional Institution in Forrest City- 24 inmates positive, 5 staff. CDC team expected to arrive this evening.
Should be an encouragement that our targeted approach is working. Social distancing, wearing a mask, no gatherings more than 10 is working.
We will get 500 quick tests from Abbott Labs for healthcare workers.
Executive Order does give the cities the flexibility to deal with special issues such as curfews, closing parks, etc.
If people are not following the guidelines, it can be reported to the Arkansas Health hotline
Statistics per 100,000