Governor Hutchinson Daily COVID-19 Press Conference 5/22/2020
April national unemployment rate 14.7%; Arkansas at 10.2%
102k Arkansans are unemployed compared to 2 months ago
7,105 claims have been paid another 3,000 more will have funds sent out tonight. PUA website.
5,458 cases yesterday, today we have an additional 154 cases, of those 135 are in the community. Total cases 5,612. 19 were from correctional facilities
1,470 active cases. 4,029 have recovered. Increase of 114 from yesterday
86 in nursing homes, 510 correction 874 are active community cases.
Hospitalizations have gone down 5 to 81.
Up 3 deaths to 113 deaths in Arkansas.
Today is the second highest amount of cases
Have tested 51,275 in May
622 cases to date at FCI in Forrest City
2,909 tests yesterday with positivity rate if 4.4%
102,041 have been tested to date
22 new cases in Benton County.
Updating directive for elective surgery. Will go into effect Monday, May 25. Testing still required within 72 hours.