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Posted on: June 30, 2020

Governor Hutchinson COVID-19 6/30/2020 Press Conference

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Governor Hutchinson COVID-19 6/30/2020 Press Conference 

-Yesterday we had 20,257 up 520 cases to 20,777 cases 

-Down 10 to 290 hospitalization 

-Up 5 deaths to 270 

-520 new cases- Washington 152, Pulaski 118, Benton 33, Faulker 23, Yell 21. 18 in correctional facilities, 502 community cases. 

-4,048 tests done 

-5,976 mark for active cases- 120 nursing homes, 548 correctional facilities, 5,308 active community cases.  

-Very small dip in hospitalizations 

-Around 7% positivity rate 

-17,1944 tests done in June 

-Governor continues to emphasize wearing masks and socially distancing 

-14,531 recovered 

-A second CDC team has joined in NWA research. They are studying transmission of COVID-19 in nursing homes.  

-Large venue plans- plans are designed to make events as safe as possible. But a plan is only as good as its implementation. You must follow the instructions of the organizer.  

-About ¼ of COVID-19 cases cannot be traced to a source or a specific exposure. This is found through the contact investigations.  

-Contact sports still remain on pause. We will not move forward if cases go down.  

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