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Posted on: August 12, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Governor Hutchinson COVID-19 8/12/2020 Press Conference

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Governor Hutchinson COVID-19 8/12/2020 Press Conference 

>Up 703 new cases up to 51,114 cases in Arkansas 

>Of the 703= 678 community cases, 24 correctional facility cases 

>Up 818 to 43816 recoveries 

>6,725 active cases- 69 nursing home cases, 741 correctional, 5,915 community cases 

>Down 21 to hospitalizations to 486 

>Up 7 to 573 deaths 

>703- increase from yesterday, down from previous three days 

>Top Counties= Pulaski 78, Sebastian 43, Logan 47, Garland 42, Jefferson 33, Pope 30 more under including Washington 

>4,401 tests done yesterday 

>The virus is in every community of the State- both rural and urban areas 

>Positivity rate- approximately 7.5% positivity 

>Consortium of states and the Rockefeller Foundation will work together to strengthen our place in the marketplace for testing, commercial labs, etc. Governor signed a letter of intent to join the consortium 

>Governor is visiting high school in Monticello to do a visual inspection of their preparation. To see how we can better prepare for the upcoming school year.  



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