Governor Hutchinson Daily COVID-19 Update
-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.