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Posted on: June 23, 2020

Governor Hutchinson COVID-19 6/23/2020 Press Conference

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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. 



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