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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Governor Hutchinson COVID-19 Press Conference

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Governor Hutchinson Daily COVID-19 Press Conference 5/11/2020 

Governor Hutchinson broadcast the press conference from El Dorado, AR.  


  • Saturday 3,984, now 4,048 cases59 new cases over the weekend. 

  • 803 active cases, - 278 of those in correctional facilities, 86 nursing homes, 439 in the community. 

  • 3,149 who have recovered. 

  • 61 hospitalized, 11 on a ventilator. 

  • Up to 94 deaths. 

  • 49 nursing homes with cases.  

  • Positivity rate remains very low. 

  • 7 day rolling average- downward trend, small uptick, and now back in the right direction. 

Cummins- 9 hospitalized, 1 on ventilator and 7 deaths 

Federal Correction Institute in Forrest City- total of 332 cases in inmates and up to 16 in staff 

Department of Commerce- 

  • Unemployment insurance checks- over 100,000 this week 

  • Pandemic Unemployment Assistance System23,000 file claims via the – hoping to file those checks in the next few weeks.  

  • where you can process that information if you are self-employedcontractor, etc.  

  • Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation System now up and running for those who had been out of work prior to the pandemic hitting 


Need to continue to socially distance and wear masks. 


Baseball, soccer are considered team sports; that announcement will be late May 

There are individual practice opportunities if you maintain social distancing and comply with the guidelines, but not yet approved for team sport.  

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