Governor Hutchinson COVID-19 6/17/2020 Press Conference
-Yesterday 13,191 case, up 415 cases to 13,606
-35 in correction facilities- 380 community cases
-4,413 active cases- 3,590 active community cases
-Up 3 to 217 hospitalizations
-Up 6 to 197 deaths
-8,996 recovered, increase of 331
-7,514 tests done in the last 24 hours
-Major Cases by County: Washington 90, Benton 81, Lee 24, Pulaski 21
-7 day rolling average of percent positive tests in Arkansas- still well under 10% positivity rate.
-Cumulative testing in June- 80,105
-Announcement: we will be able to reengage visitation in long term care facilities effective July 1. Will apply to those facilities that have completed testing and meet the criteria outlines in the guidance from ADH. Visits will be scheduled in advance and space will be sanitized between each visit.
-CDC team in NWA- very active in their work. Beginning outreach to Latinx community. Doing a deeper analysis of data.
-350 Disease Intervention Specialists that are employed by Arkansas Department of Health. This includes those doing the contact tracing.