Governor Hutchinson Daily COVID-19 Press Conference 5/12/2020
-Yesterday 4,043 cases up 121 cases to 4,164 cases
-Active cases 849
-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