Governor Hutchinson 10/13/2020 COVID Press Conference
>Executive Order to continue the public health emergency for the next 60 days.
>There is still hospital space, even with high numbers in the hospital
> Up 481 PCR cases in last 24 hours, and added 199= 680 new cases to the total
> Down 3 to 605 hospitalizations, 110 on ventilators
> Up 24 deaths, 1462 deaths from COVID
> 5990 PCR tests, cumulative 7.6% positivity rate
> 88,870 confirmed cases, with 84,055 recovered
> Highest growth in cases is in Northeast Arkansas (over the last week)
> Growth rate in 65+ is highest rate. The 18-24 age group growth rate has been reduced significantly.
> Pulaski 56, Benton 44, Craighead 32, Lonoke 24, Garland 22 cases
> You can have COVID and flu at the same time. ADH urges all Arkansans to get a flu shot.
> We need to continue to be vigilant against COVID. Wear a mask, continue social distancing, and wash hands thoroughly and often.
> Governor encourages people to spend money with businesses who are safe and follow the guidelines.