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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Governor Hutchinson 4/27/2020 Press Conference

Governor Hutchinson Press Conference Update graphic

Governor Press Conference- COVID-19 Update 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MztbJoo4Z0I 

  • Yesterday 2,941, today 76 new for a total of 3,017  

  • 1.8% positivity rate yesterday 

  • Total tests 40,074 in Arkansas to date 

  • 60 were from community and 16 were from Cummins 

  • 316 are healthcare workers, 13 more than yesterday 

  • 203 in nursing homes 

  • 115 staff at nursing homes 

  • Cummins- total of 856 cases, 50 staff  

  • 109 hospitalizations- net gain of 2 

  • 25 currently on ventilator 

  • 1 new death, total of 50 

Results of the Two-Day Testing Surge Campaign-  

  • Increased testing to over 1500 tests on 4/25 and 4/26- met our goal 

Gating criteria that we are to satisfy before we look toward opening 

  • Opening Up America Gating-  

  • On a downward trajectory with new cases 

  • In terms of the gating criteria that the White House has given us it’s looking positive in terms of the trends here in Arkansas.