Governor Hutchinson COVID-19 Press Conference
-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 18, positivity 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 back, 585 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.