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Posted on: August 5, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Governor Hutchinson 8/5/2020 Press Conference- Information about Target Dates

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Governor Hutchinson 8/5/2020 COVID Press Conference 

>Dr. Jose Romero named the permanent cabinet level Secretary of Health for Arkansas.  

Yesterday- 45,381, up 912 cases today to 46,293 

158 in correctional units, fairly flat for community cases 

Down 10 to 516 hospitalizations 

Recovered cases= 28,848 

Active cases 6,937- 88 in nursing, 513 correctional, 6336 community cases 

Up 18 deaths to 508 

Total cases 46,293 cumulative 

912- Top counties- Chicot 149, Pulaski 79, Sebastian 51, Washington 42, Mississippi 35, Garland 29, Craighhead 28, Saline 26,  

Percent positive- "too high” as it’s over 10% 

Total tests- 5,077 we have a substantial backlog in testing with commercial labs.  

Projected cases (by UAMS) 55000 total cases by August 10 

UAMS model projects 3,686 cumulative hospitalizations, 543 deaths by August 10.  

Department of Health has new directives and guidelines for school sponsored music, band and choir 

Have a plan to test 100% of inmates in State facilities (19 state facilities) 10 facilities have already been fully tested. Goal is to have 100% of inmates tested by the end of the month. 

Arkansas National Guard will help with the testing logistics in the prison 

Ready for School Call Resource Center- opened Monday. To provide readily accessible for parents and teachers to call if they have questions. 1-833-353-6050 8:00 am- 4:00 pm Monday- Friday.  

High School Sports- committee to look at reopening sports has met twice now. Very diverse group on the committee.  













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