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 26, Washington 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.