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Posted on: May 19, 2020

Governor Hutchinson COVID-19 Press Conference

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Governor Hutchinson COVID-19 Press Conference 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hrgm4pwgRKA 

-4,813 cases yesterday, up 110 to 4,923- 4 in correctional, 106 community 

-1,082 are active case, 86 in nursing home, 369 correctional, 630 in community 

-Total of 1,082 active cases- only 3 had reported being to a restaurant, 6 to a barber shop, 4 to a gym, 10 to a church  

-3,709 who have recovered  

-77 hospitalization, up 1 to 78 

-Additional 2 deaths, up to 102 

-Yesterday was the second highest day of new cases in the community since the beginning of the pandemic.  

-39,700 tests done to date in May 

-3,014 tests done May 18positivity rate of 1.5% yesterday 

-3 counties with more than 10 new cases yesterday- Pulaski, Sevier and St. Francis 

-Looking to the future of nursing home care: beginning June 1- goal to test every nursing home resident and staff in every nursing home in Arkansas. Will be 40-50k tests.  

-Nursing home facilities working with ADH to reduce the spread of COVID-19. 325 patients who have tested positive, 189 nursing home staff who positive 

-FCI in Forrest City by CDC- getting results back585 inmates and 17 staff tested positive 

-Data breach on the PUA unemployment site- they are working toward securing the system and working to get payments processed.  

 

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