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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Governor Hutchinson COVID-19 6/29/2020 Press Conference

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Governor Hutchinson COVID-19 6/29/2020 Press Conference 

-Received 15,000 N95 masks from PPE procurement and FEMA 

-Concerned with compliance with social distancing and wearing of masks.  

-As we get back to life, we have to be smart about supporting business by wearing a face covering.  

-Yesterday 19,818, up 439 cases to 20,257. Of the new cases 20 in correctional, 418 community cases.  

-5,926 active cases- 116 nursing, 583 correctional facilities, 52,27 active cases in the community.  

-14,066 recovered. Active cases are starting to balance with the newly recovered cases.  

-Up 17 to 300 hospitalizations. 

-Up 1 death to 265. 

-Of the 439 new cases, County representation is: Washington 92, Pulaski 56, Benton 48, Sevier 31, Sebastian 22. 

-Less new cases than the days in the last week.  

-Last 5 days have had a decline in new cases.  

-Positivity rate still under the 10% level. 

-Tests done to date for June 167,168.  

-Tested 4939 tests done in the last 24 hours.  

-In April we were in the lower tier of testing per capacity of surrounding states. We have moved up significantly in testing per capita. (order of states listed most- least testing per capitaLouisiana, Tennessee, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Alabama, Texas, Missouri, Kansas).  

-Encourages everyone to be safe over the 4th of July holiday weekend. Wear a mask and social distance.  

-Doesn’t want to have to close down bars/restaurants- in order to keep everything open we need everyone to do their part.  

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