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Posted on: July 29, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Governor Hutchinson 7/29/2020 Press Conference

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Governor Hutchinson 7/29/2020 COVID Press Conference 

>Press conference live from Russellville.  

>$10 million provided for WIFI access points across the state. Verizon has joined the providers.  

>Up 787 cases to 40,968 

>Up 7 to 508 hospitalizations 

>Up 6 to 434 deaths 

>Testing 4,519. Cumulative positivty of 8.2% 

>Top counties: Chico 150, Pulaski 82, Sebastian 43, Benton 33, Little River 30, Craighead 24, Mississippi 22, Washington 22 

>Of the 787 new cases, 170 are in correctional facilities 

>Northwest Health region has approximately 12% growth rate. Benton County- 3,770 cases on July 19, 4,094 cases on July 29, with a growth rate of 8.6%.  

>Age group growth rate in the Northwest Health Region: 65+ nearly 20%, 45-64 approximately 13%25-44 10%, 18-24 13%, 0-17 12%.  

>Benton County 14-day rolling percent positivity 6.8% 

>Private/commercial labs are doing less testing because of backlogs. White House said that testing will get better in August. They are working to beef up supply chains, increase production.  

>787 new cases- 617 in community, 170 in correctional (145 in Chico Co) 

>33938 recovered, increase of 750 

>6,596 Active cases- 80 in nursing homes, 342 correctional, 6,174 community cases  

>If you get tested, isolate until you receive negative results.  

>Isolation= when someone is sick, and they are at risk of spreading the virus. From the beginning of symptoms need to isolate for 10 days.  

>It can take up to 14 days to develop the illness after exposure.  

>20 days of isolation if you have severe symptoms or have been in the hospital. 

>Arkansas is the highest per capita in the prison system.  

>ADH will work with school districts to determine when they need to roll over to virtual learning.  








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