Governor Hutchinson COVID-19 7/1/2020 Press Conference
-If people don’t wear masks, we will not be able to have sports this year. We wear our masks to reduce the spread of the virus. If we reduce the spread of the virus, we could have sports.
-20,777 cases yesterday, up 420 to 21,197
-420 new cases- (at least) 33 in correctional, 387 community cases
-Of the 5,757 active cases: 153 in nursing home, 525 correctional facilities, 5079 active community cases
-Down 15 to 275 hospitalizations
-Up 7 deaths to 277
-Counties: Lee 69, Pulaski 49, Washington 48, Yell has 28, Benton has 20. Rest are less than 20 new cases in that county.
-Decreased the number of active cases to 5,757
-Testing 7,993 in the last 24 hours.
-Overall positivity 6.7%
-National Training Guard Exercise at Ft. Chaffee has been cancelled. There were over 4,000 guards coming from all over the US.
-15,163 recovered. More recovered today than new cases
-Of the 1,300 ever hospitalized- 20.2% are still hospitalized, 13.6% died, 66.2% discharged and survived.
-Of the 203 ever on a ventilator: 25.6% still on ventilator, 46.3% have died, 28.1% have been taken off the ventilator.
-We need consistency in practicing wearing masks and social distancing.