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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Governor Hutchinson COVID-19 6/22/2020 Press Conference

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Governor Hutchinson COVID-19 6/22/2020 Press Conference 

-Yesterday 15,561 up 522 cases to 16,083 

-5,063 active cases 

-Of the 5,063 active cases= 106 nursing home residents, 642 in correctional facilities, 4,315 active community cases.  

-Down 7 hospitalizations to 237 

-Up 2 deaths to 227 

-10,793 that have recovered 

-7,049 tests done in the last 24 hours 

-Percent of positive tests- some days very close to 10%, some days under. 

-Total hospital bed capacity8,917. We have 71% occupied with 2552 beds currently available.  

-Total ICU bed capacity= 970. Currently there are 222 available.  

-There are surge plans to increase beds if needed. The most difficult thing to address is ventilators. Almost 2/3 capacity of ventilators.  

-188 have tested positive at the Benton County Jail.  

-Active cases- 2% reported going to restaurants in the last 14 days, 0.4% barbershop, 2% church, 0.2% gym, 0.4% hotel or motel.  

-There is room in NWA hospitals, but it is tight.  

-More people who wear the mask will reduce the chance of submission.  


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