Governor Hutchinson COVID 9/9/2020 Press Conference
>Expanded capacity and partnerships in testing. ADH partnering with Baptist health= will increase testing capacity 20%.
>Up 385 new cases to 66,406 total cumulative cases. Total of 499 new cases (114 of those new cases are through antigen testing)
>Up 2 to 411 hospitalizations
>Up 11 deaths to 928
>Tested 5,208 in last 24 hours (699 antigen tests) 114 positive cases of the antigen tests
>15.4% positivity rate with antigen tests
>We’re ranked in the middle of southern states for cases per 100,000. Top is Louisiana and lowest is Kentucky.
>59,920 recovered, added 660 new recoveries
>Top counties: Washington 42, Craighead 21, Pulaski 31, Benton 24, Jefferson 23
>New mandates for restaurants have been placed on the ADH website
>Arkansas Economic Recovery Task Force has a new report on ArkansasReady.com