Governor Hutchinson COVID-19 August 10, 2020 Press Conference
>Friday had 1,011 new cases, Saturday 772, Sunday 572, today new cases 645 for a cumulative total of 50,028
>645- 13 in correctional, 632 in community
>Down 6 to 508 hospitalizations
>Up 11 deaths to 555
>Top counties of the 645 new cases: Pulaski 61, Sebastian 52, Garland 50, Saline 43, Jefferson 40, Craighead 32, Benton 21, Independence 20
>“Beating” the current short-term projection by UAMS
>Tests per 100,000 (in order of most tests per 100,000 to least) Louisiana, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Kentucky, Missouri, Kansas
>Infection rate is nearly 9% (cumulatively)
>42,139 Arkansans have recovered, up 678
>Active 7343 with 52 in nursing homes, 886 correctional, 6450 community
>5,341 tests done in last 24 hours
>Dr. Romero- alerting parents to a new type of respiratory viral syndrome- if children experience acute weakness of arms or leg get treatment immediately.
>Dr. Mike Preston- 1. 1.3 Billion has been spent so far to keep economy going. 20,000 who are on some type of unemployment assistance. Much better than we were
>Still continue to see the increase in fraud in unemployment.
>Continue to disinfect items, wash hands, wear masks and continue good sanitation habits.
>Governor working to change directive for contact sports