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Posted on: July 30, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Governor Hutchinson 7/30/2020 COVID Press Conference

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Governor Hutchinson 7/30/2020 COVID Press Conference 

>Up 791 new cases to 41,559 

>Down 4 to 504 hospitalizations 

 Up 8 to 442 deaths 

6580 active cases 

Testing- 5598 

Top counties: Pulaski 73, Sebastian 57, Benton 47, Garland 44, Washington 37, Independence 34, Jefferson 31, Pope 30, Craighead 29, Mississippi 23, Faulkner 21 

Positivity rate hovering around 10% 

181,456 cumulative tests in July 2020, about 6% of the population 

Total number of antigen testing (95% accurate) = 5,084 tests done since June- 4,506 (89%) negative, 548 (11%) positive, 3 (0%) inconclusive 

Want to get antigen test equipment out to communities- will help with going back to school.  

791 new cases- 32 correctional, 759 community cases 

6,580 active cases- 77 nursing home cases, 3169 correctional facility cases, 6184 community cases 

34,737 recovered. An increase of nearly 800 from yesterday 

Now hospitals/physicians can decide if someone who needs to have elective surgery done, if they have to get a COVID test.  

Active cases will be listed on the ACHI website 

Over 100 communities. More than 400 communities that have at least one active case.  

Siloam Springs has 66 active cases currently. 

> Tomorrow- will have an update on contact sports for the fall. Include cheerleading, volleyball, football. 













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