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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Governor Hutchinson 5/22/2020 Daily COVID-19 Press Conference

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Governor Hutchinson Daily COVID-19 Press Conference 5/22/2020 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PB6sdJil9IY 

  • 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.  

 

 

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