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Posted on: April 13, 2020

Governor Hutchinson 4/13/2020 Press Conference

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Governor Press Conference 4/13/2020 

  • Yesterday 1280, today 1410 cases 

  • 74 hospitalized 

  • 30 deaths 


  • Have had an outbreak in the Forrest City Federal Correctional Institute 

  • Now is State Prison, in Cummings Maximum One barrack has tested 43 out of 46 have tested positive in one set of barracks 

  • Restriction on visitors continues to be in place 

  • Active cases verse total casesnumber of positives 1410 minus approximately 190 recovered Active Positive Cases- just under 1000 

  • Peak was supposed to be April 24, but is now forecast for April 29 

  • Wear face masks when you cannot social distant. This is not a time to let up on this.  

  • We must continue to avoid large gatherings, wear masks and continue to socially distant 


Governor has announced a Medical Advisory Board- for COVID-19 Post Peak  

  • Will look ahead when we are looking at the peak and on that downward slope.  

  • Will discuss opening up and give us guidance on how to do so 

  • What should be the criteria to keep up on the down slope and avoid peaks later in the year.  

  • What do we need to do to not see a resurgence? 

Dr. Smith: 

  • 130 news cases (single largest in 24-hour time period) 

  • 67 new positives- most were from very high-risk settings 

  • Little Rock Community Corrections- 27 staff positive, 5 of 15 inmates test positive 

  • Forrest City- 46 inmates, 8 staff, 1 contractor, CDC will be taking lead since it’s a Federal institute 

  • 24 total positive in a drug rehab center in Central Ark.  

  • 1410 total, 980 active cases 

  • Jackson county 

  • 74 hospitalized 

  • 8 new hospitalized 

  • 28 on ventilator 

  • 30 deaths 

  • 193 health care workers, 58 of whom have recovered 

  • Summer camps probably won’t happen- it’s a highly congregate setting with people from all over the country. There will be some guidance on summer camps being sent out.  

  • Average hospital stay around 6 days (this is not conclusive data and only an estimate) 






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