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Posted on: August 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Governor Hutchinson COVID-19 8/13/2020 Press Conference

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Governor Hutchinson 8/13/2020 COVID-19 Press Conference 

>Up 652 cases to 51,766 cumulative cases 

>Down 13 to 473 hospitalizations 

>Up 9 to 582 deaths 

>Decline in active cases to 6,582 

>5,192 tested in last 24 hours 

>Rolling average continues to go down 

>As we move into school, we will have more cases- specifically the 10-18-year age group 

>7 day percent positivity among children (July 1-present) is going downward.  

>652 new cases- 639 community, 13 correctional cases 

>added 786 recovered persons to 44,602 total recoveries 

> 6582 active- 71 nursing homes, 735 correctional; 5,776 community cases 

>Total testing 67,416 to date 

>Arkansas Ready to Learn Healthy School Guide- best practices for school officials, educators and families to get back to on-campus learning 

>Dr. Pfeffer, Dpt. Of Education- understands that parents and kids are fearful going back to school. 

> Supplies look at little different this year since school supplies will not be shared. New supplies include hand sanitizer, face masks, water bottle 

> Schools received CARES funding already to help with PPE 

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