Governor Hutchinson COVID-19 6/23/2020 Press Conference
-Yesterday 16,083 cases, additional 595 cases to 16,678 cases
-595 new cases- 212 in correctional facilities, community cases- 383
-5,921 active cases- 103 in nursing homes, 779 in correction, 4339 active community cases
-11,220 recoveries. Increase of 427 from yesterday.
-Benton County Jail- 188 cases and 13 staff have tested positive.
-Those over 65 years old have represented over 70% of the deaths in Arkansas.
-6,366 cases in the NW public health region. 2,452 active cases in NW Region. 24% of these cases have been among poultry workers. NW Region- 8.7% positivity rate.
-Up 11 to 248 hospitalizations
-Up 10 deaths to 237
-5,344 tests done in last 24 hours
-Reached the June goal of 120k tests
-NW Region- Benton Co- 1,402 cases on June 14 and on June 20, 1,856 cases- 32.38% increase; Washington Co on June 14 had 1,803 cases, on June 20 had 2,319- a 28.62% increase.
-Positivity rate has been level, but still under that 10% national mark.
-UAMS predicting 133k total infections on September 30 (with a peak om Sept 30) with 3,326 hospitalized. Worst case model predicts 251,834 cases on September 19 and 6,295 hospitalizations.
-We have learned how to protect ourselves and stop the spread. Social distancing, wearing masks, increased hand washing, staying in while you are sick.