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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Governor Hutchinson 5/15/2020 COVID-19 Press Conference

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Governor Hutchinson Daily COVID-19 Update 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMrFyIfjra4 

-After Monday, May 18, all retail stores in Arkansas are open for business except bars.  

-4,366 yesterday, 97 new cases to 4,463 cases 

-97- 79 in community, 18 are from correctional facilities (11 in Jefferson, 10 in Crittenden, 9 in Polk, 7 Pulaski County) 

-3,390 recovered, an increase of 50 from yesterday Decrease of 4- to 65 hospitalizations 

-975 active cases- 322 in correctional, 102 nursing homes, 551 in community  

-7 day rolling average- is flattening out again 

-Testing- goal of 60,000 tests in May  

-www.AR.Gov/COVID for closest testing facilities 

-We have done 29,389 tests so far in May 

-Lifting the 48- hours procedure to 72 hours when 48 hours is not feasibly for elective procedures 

-All local open health units will have testing for COVID-19 beginning Monday 

-Tourism is 2nd leading business is Arkansas 

-Today is the reopening day for state lodges and cabins  

-Expect to stay in Phase 1 until we are confident that we will not have a resurgence.  

 

 

 

 

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