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Posted on: August 31, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Governor Hutchinson COVID 8/31/2020 Press Conference

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Governor Hutchinson COVID-19 08/31/2020 Press Conference

> 368 new cases reported, cumulative total 61,224

> 5,466 active cases

> Up 29 to 420 hospitalizations

> Up 3 to 87 on ventilators

> Up 13 deaths to 797

> 4,542 tests performed in the last 24 hours

> Top counties for new cases: Pulaski 52, Pope 41, Benton 30, Garland 21

> Overall state positivity rate 8.2%

> We’ve had a correction that some might have noticed in the last 24 hours. We have had 11,300 negative tests added into the system. We discovered a commercial lab was not reporting all the negative tests to the Department of Health, but we have got that corrected and those are now entered.

> Johnny Key – We have seen two school districts in the state modify their operations under the ready for learning plan. They have moved today to virtual instruction for their high schools. In both cases, they have been impacted by the loss of staffing due to quarantine.  

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