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Posted on: April 28, 2020

Governor Hutchinson 4/28/2020 Press Conference

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Governor Hutchinson 4/28/2020 Daily COVID-19 update 

  • 3,017 cases yesterday, up 94 today to 3,111 

  • 20 in Cummins, 74 in the community 

  • 3111 total cases 

  • Active cases 1913, actually a decrease of 67 since yesterday 

  • Down 5 to 104 hospitalizations 

  • 20 on a ventilator 

  • 52 deaths, up 2 

  • 1,146 recovered 

  • 159 recovered in the last 24 hours 

  • Recovered is more than new cases- actual cases going down 

  • 30 plasma donors, 13 have received plasma from the donors 

  • In May we will reach the 2% testing threshold 

  • White House will help meet the testing threshold with additional testing material  

  • We are watching the testing capability, make sure we can do the contact testing, trace any flare ups, watching community spread 

  • Cummins unit- 860 inmates infected, 51 staff 

  • Forrest City- 87 inmates, 12 staff infected 

  • 208 nursing home patients that have been infected 

  • 115 staff from nursing homes 



ARKANSAS STATE PARKS for Phase One Reopening: 

Target date: May 1Camping for in-state resident RVs only. 

  • Open to Arkansas residents with self-contained RVs.  

  • Contactless check-in/check-out 

Target date May 15- Visitor Information Centers, Retail and Exhibits: 

  • Open the following to limited capacity with social distancing enforced: restaurants and food service facilities 

  • Museums and exhibits 

  • Retail including Visitor Centers, Gift Shops, and Golf Pro Shops 

  • Marinas and Rental Equipment 

Target date May 15: Cabins, Lodges and Rent-A-RV 

  • Reservations limited to Friday through Monday only to allow for cleaning, In-state residents only 




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