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 cases, 59 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 System= 23,000 file claims via the – hoping to file those checks in the next few weeks.
https://arunemployment.com/ where you can process that information if you are self-employed, contractor, 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.