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.