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Posted on: July 15, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Governor Hutchinson COVID-19 7/15/2020 Press Conference

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Governor Hutchinson COVID-19 7/15/2020 Press Conference 

>Walmart announced today that they will require customers to wear masks in Walmart stores and Sams Clubs 

5,146 tests done in the last 24 hours 

7 day rolling average positivity rate is “too high” according to the Governor 

Yesterday 29,733 cases, additional 564 cases in last 24 hours to 30,297 

Up 13 to 458 hospitalizations 

Up 4 to 335 deaths 

Of the 564 new cases- 78 correctional 486 in the community 

6,439 active cases- 130 in nursing homes, 979 in correctional facilities, 5330 active community cases 

679 recovered in the last 24 hours.  

23,523 recovered 

Top counties: Pulaski 78, Sebastian 52, Washington 46, Benton 38, all other counties less than 20 

To date in July- 80,862. 

Overall positivity rate in State is 7.6% 

About 90% of those hospitalized from COVID-19 will have some type of continued symptoms, even though they have recovered. (Dr. Smith) 

1% of the State’s population has had COVID-19, but this is a communicable disease. You have to attack the disease even if only 1% has been infected.  

Local school districts- responsible for finding substitutes, if teachers should receive hazard pay, etc.  


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