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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Governor Hutchinson Press Conference 4/7/2020

Governor Hutchinson explaining a presentation over cases per 100,000

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.  

Data/Case numbers: 

  • 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) 

  • 152 recovered 

  • 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 

  • 31.8 cases per 100,000 

  • 454.9 tests per 100,000 

  • 2.5 hospitalizations per 100,00