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Posted on: May 12, 2020

Governor Hutchinson 5/12/2020 Press Conference- Number Updates and Announcement Dates

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Governor Hutchinson Daily COVID-19 Press Conference 5/12/2020  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOjKmluy-vo 

-Case updates: 

-Yesterday 4,043 cases up 121 cases to 4,164 cases 

-Active cases 849 

-3,220 recovered 

-121 new cases: 100 are community (27 of the 100 are in St. Francis County- where the Federal Correctional Institution is located) (expect number in St. Francis County to go up) 21 in correctional facilities  

-Down 2 to 59 hospitalizations 

-95 deaths, up one 

-1,753 tests- want to increase numbers 

-Hospitalizations continue to go down, but we expect an upward tick with increased cases 

-Cummins- 900 inmates, 60 staff 

No new report at FCI in Forrest City 

-Will look at making a decision about bars restrictions on May 18 

-Summer camps and team sports- will make an announcement on May 20 

-Dr. Fauci said, “My concern is that we will start to see little spikes that will turn into outbreaks”. 

-We continue to follow CDC guidelines and are working hard to make sure these little spikes do not become outbreaks or a resurgence 

-Arkansas received a quantity of the new drug Remdesivir drug and will be distributed by the Arkansas Department of Health. Have enough for 50 patients.  

-Great question about undocumented residents 

 

 

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