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Posted on: August 10, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Governor Hutchinson COVID-19 8/10/2020 Press Conference

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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 







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