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Posted on: July 27, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Governor Hutchinson 7/27/2020 Press Conference

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Governor Hutchinson 07/27/2020 COVID-19 Press Conference 

>Need effective online education in additional to in room instruction. Need better internet coverage. $10 million for WIFI access points for students across Arkansas. Will provide approximately 20,000 devices with up to 24 months of high speed unlimited data.  

>Commercial labs have slowed down production- limited testing. ADH has ordered point of care testing equipment. 200 machines will start coming in next week.  

>990 new cases Friday, 732 new cases Saturday, 642 new cases Sunday 

>824 new cases today to 39,447 (4th highest day of new cases to date) 

>Up 9 hospitalization to 489 

>Up 7 to 408 deaths 

>6,674 active cases 

>Have tested 5929 in the last 24 hours 

>Pulaski 120, Washington 62, Craighead 46, Benton 45, Sebastian 30, Jefferson 29 

Just below 10% positivity rate 

>824- 814 community cases, 10 from correctional facilities 

>6674- 81 cases in nursing homes, 294 cases in correctional, 6299 from the community 

>164,001 tests to date in July.  

>Dept will use $1million to purchase strategic stockpile of PPE for schools. This will help bridge the gap until schools can replenish their supply of PPE 

>WIFI- work with carriers to make sure the devices are CIPA (Child Internet Protection Act) compliant.  

>This will cover roughly 20,000 homes. There will be some households that still need assistance due to the lack of cellular network availability.  












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