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Posted on: September 15, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Governor Hutchinson COVID-19 9/15/2020 Press Conference

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Governor Hutchinson COVID 9/15/2020 Press Conference 

>First weekly COVID update 

>Department of Health has received 12,000 antigen tests- will allow for two months of antigen testing 

>Adding 139 new deaths to total COVID deaths. These are “probable” death. Probable cases are being reportedThese “probable deaths” are persons diagnosed as a probable case, and then expired. Also, those who have COVID on death certificate as a contributing cause of death.  

>Tested 102,808 for September 15 to date. Goal of 190,000 PCR tests with an additional goal of 10,000 antigen tests. 6% of the population is 180,000. Tested 6888 antigen tests since September 1. 

>Positivity rate for PCR tests- has gone down consistently in the last month.  

>Can get updates on 

>6,030 active cases= 5,719 active confirmed cases, 311 active probably caes 

>PCR tests- 5852; 880 antigen tests with 188 positive= 21.4% positivity rate 

>479,000 K-12 students in Arkansas. Only have 574 active cases in our schools.  

>Hospitalizations up by 11 to 389.  

>1,003 confirmed COVID deaths 

>70,125 confirmed cases, 1232 probable cases 

>Added 675 recoveries to 63,415  

>Overall positivity rate is 8.3%  

>Washington 91, Pulaski 71, Benton 48, Sebastian 47, Jefferson 23, Garland 22, Faulkner 21, Craighead 20.  

>14- day moving average of percent positivity by county. Helps individuals compare county positivity rate.  

>39 COVID modifications from school districts in some form or fashion. 22 of those modifications are still ongoing.  



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