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Posted on: August 28, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Governor Hutchinson COVID 8/28/2020 Press Conference

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Governor Hutchinson COVID-19 08/28/2020 Press Conference

> 838 new cases reported, cumulative total 59,583

> 5,496 are active cases = 225 in nursing homes, 268 in correctional facilities, and 5,003 active community cases.

> Down 26 to 407 hospitalizations

> Down 4 to 95 on ventilators

> Up 17 deaths to 756

> Top counties for new cases: Pulaski 65, Benton 49, Washington 41, Pope 39, Faulkner 29, Jefferson 27, Sebastian 27, Craighead 25, Mississippi 21, Garland 21, Independence 20

> Overall state positivity rate still under the 10% marker

> We had a good week in education, and I want to thank all the students the athletes the teachers and the staff who’s done a remarkable job of getting us through this week in the safest fashion possible. Now it comes to the weekend and I would remind everyone that we have to be responsible in the weekend because what happens with our behavior on the weekend will impact us next week and the week beyond in terms of our schools our workplace our families. Practice social distancing even during the weekend.

> Dr. Romero – it is necessary for people to stay in quarantine until they receive their test results back. They could be potentially infectious during that time period. Stay in quarantine until you hear back that it’s safe for you to come out of quarantine.

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