Governor Hutchinson 9/10/2020 COVID Press Conference
>Will be going to a weekly update or as needed. Weekly updates will start on Tuesday.
>Still in a public health emergency
>Given 143 daily updates
>Suicide prevention lifeline 1-800-273-8255. En Espanol 1-888-628-9454
>398 new cases for cumulative total of 66,804
>Down 19 hospitalizations to 392
>Up 12 deaths to 940
>Washington County- only 37 new cases. Hope that’s an indication that we’re making progress at the U of A
>4,900 PCR (molecular) tests, cumulative positivity rate of 8.3%
>Active cases continue to go down.
>Antigen tests- 430 in last 24 hours, 70 were positive. 15.4% positivity rate
>Antigen tests will post antigen tests by county on ADH website
>4,513 antigen tests performed so far this month. Results are continuously higher than PCR tests.
>Top 4 counties: Pulaski 72, Washington 37, Jefferson 33, Craighead County
>Mental Health is one of the top conditions coming to the surface during the pandemic
>All school districts have submitted a plan to the Dpt. Of Education. All students will continue to have a robust education plan