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Posted on: September 2, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Governor Hutchinson COVID-19 09/02/2020 Press Conference

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Governor Hutchinson COVID-19 09/02/2020 Press Conference

> 615 new cases reported, cumulative total 62,112

> Up 12 to 435 hospitalizations

> Up 27 deaths to 841

> 4,773 tests performed in the past 24 hours

> Average state positivity rate of 8%

> Top counties for new cases: Washington 67, Pulaski 62, Benton 60, Craighead 49, Garland 26, Celine 21, Mississippi 20.

> Department of Health website breaks down positivity rates by counties. These numbers vary based on population and positive test results. Little River County 26%, Hempstead County 11.2%, Benton County 6.5%, Washington County 6.2%, Crawford County 7.3%, Pulaski County 6.7%.

> Dr. Romero – We are seeing more cases on college campuses across the state. Reminder that you can control this growing number and control it through measures we have discussed many times before. Use of masks, social distancing, enhanced sanitation, avoidance of large crowds. It today’s environment it is important that you keep in mind the social responsibility you bear to bring this pandemic under control.

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