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Posted on: April 25, 2020

Governor Hutchinson 4/25/2020 Press Conference

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Governor Hutchinson COVID-19 Daily Update 04/25/2020 

  • 2741 cases yesterday, additional 89 

  • 47 of the 84 cases in Cummins, 42 from the community 

  • 2830 total cases 

  • 1813 are active cases 

  • 22 on ventilators 

  • 970 who have recovered 

  • 194 in nursing homes, 109 nursing home staff, 37 nursing homes with investigations 

  • 826 inmates tested positive in Cummins 

  • 104 hospitalizations yesterday, 104 again today 

  • 46 deaths yesterday, added 3, 49 deaths today 

  • 100 something hospitalization as opposed to the predicted 2,000 hospitalizations during our projected peak 

  • Increases in testing during the two-day surge test campaign 

  • Numbers from testing surge- we won’t see for a few days 

  • Yesterday 1,003 reports, positivity was 4.2% 

Governor Hutchinson- knows everyone is ready to be normal and we’re not there yet, but we are looking at lifting some restrictions and still diminish the spread of the virus 

Secretary of Education- John Key 

There will be no traditional graduations before July 1 

  • In some communities high school graduation is one of the biggest events of the year, we cannot mitigate 

  • Do not plan traditional graduations prior to July 1. We will adjust the date if needed based on recommendations of Health Department 

  • Encourage schools to explore other ways to celebrate seniors 

  • Will accept proposals from schools this week on planning these nontraditional graduations 

  • Encourage school districts to wait until after July 1. 







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