Governor Hutchinson COVID-19 09/01/2020 Press Conference
> 273 new cases reported, cumulative total 61,497
> Up 3 to 423 hospitalizations
> Down 2 to 85 on ventilators
> Up 17 deaths to 814
> Top counties for new cases: Pulaski 44, Benton 29, Sebastian 24, Washington 21
> In response to a question yesterday about the proportion COVID-19 deaths that have other causes and contributing factors, here is the data. In Arkansas, 5.5% of all COVID-19 deaths had no other contributing factors or underlying conditions. The remaining 94.5% of people had underlying health issues as contributing factors.
> Additionally, it was asked how many people that go into the hospital recover from the hospital vs. pass away. Typically, Arkansans have had a 78.9% recovery rate from hospital to home.
> Dr. Romero – Free testing events this week are as follows:
Tuesday through Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
University of Arkansas
Baum Stadium Lot, Fayetteville.
3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Jefferson County Local Health Unit
2306 Rike Drive, Pine Bluff.
3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
University of the Ozarks
415 N. College Ave, Clarksville.
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Garland County Library
1427 Malvern Ave., Hot Springs.
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Paragould Community Center
3404 Linwood Dr., Paragould