Governor Press Conference 4/13/2020
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 cases: number 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?
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
8 new hospitalized
28 on ventilator
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)