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Posted on: July 7, 2020

Governor Hutchinson COVID-19 7/7/2020 Press Conference

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Governor Hutchinson COVID-19 Press Conference 7/7/2020 

-Yesterday 2,4253; additional 259 cases to 24,512 

-236 were community cases, 23 in correctional facilities  

-5,486 active= 117 in a nursing, 273 in correctional facility, 5096 active community cases 

-891 recovered yesterday 

-18,725 total recovered 

-Up 32 to 369 hospitalizations. A significant increase; the largest increase to date.  

-Up 9 to 301 deaths (5 of the 9 are under 65, 4 of the 9 heaths were under 65) 

-Top counties: Pulaski 57, Benton 26Washington 14 

-Tested 3,366. (one indicator of the lower number of new active cases) 

-Positivity was less than 5% 

-Testing more than MS, OK, TX, MO, AL, KS, KY MS 

-Unemployment Claims- has dropped a bit over the last two weeks from over 120,000 to approximately 105,000. This week is under 100,000 unemployed.  

-Cumulative numbers for Washington County- over 4,000. Benton County- over 3,000 

-330 million dollars have been dispersed through pandemic unemployment assistance. Over 43,000 applicants who have been improved.  

-Unemployment insurance- leveling off. Peak was May 9 at 122,000 continued claims. Continued claims today 97,000.  

-We are seeing an uptick in unemployment fraud. Some are using names and personal information of those who are either retired or currently employed. IF this happens to you, you can: 

-ADH is still working on releasing active case numbers by city. Currently only releases numbers by county.  


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