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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Governor Hutchinson COVID-19 6/18/2020 Press Conference

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Governor Hutchinson COVID-19 6/18/2020 Press Conference 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOqGsef7XKM from Ft. Smith 

-Yesterday 13,606 cumulative cases, added 322 cases 13,928 

-Of the 322 cases- Washington 46, Benton 33, Pulaski 23, rest were fewer than 20 cases.  

-Up 9 to 226 hospitalization 

-Up 11 to 208 total deaths, 10 were 65+ age group 

-Reminder to young people- while we might survive, think about those who you might expose and their vulnerability 

-6,554 tests 

-Number of active cases- 4,344 

-142 in nursing home, 644 correctional facilities, 3,558 are community active cases 

-Hospitalizations rising. This is a concern and something we are watching very closely.  

-Positivity rate- still well below 10% 

-NW Region: seven day rolling average- hopefully trend will continue to go down.  

-Public Health emergency that ends tomorrow will be extended another 45 days.  

-Read paragraph 5- specifically talking about Governor having the sole authority in orders of commerce during the health emergency (referring to city ordinances requiring masks).  

-Reiterated wearing a mask when you cannot socially distance.  

-If the majority of Arkansas wore face coverings, we could greatly reduce the transmission of the virus. Basic things like washing hands, staying home if unnecessary to go out 

-Face coverings- are worn to keep ourselves from spreading the virus to others.  People are spreading this virus to others when they are asymptomatic. It is to protect our fellow citizens.  

-Call Kansas an aberration from other states 

-If you are attending the Trump rally- be sure to get a test taken if people are not wearing masks or socially distancing.  

-Spoke about UAMS projections- “medium case is 130,000 active cases in September”. But Governor said that is was only a mathematical projection if we did nothing to prevent the spread.  

-Governor- masks are public health issue, not a political issue. People in Arkansas- our goal is not to punish people if they are not doing what they are supposed to, but to educate  

 

 

 

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