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Posted on: October 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Governor Hutchinson COVID-10 10/13/2020

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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 

1472 antigen tests 

88,870 confirmed cases, with 84,055 recovered 

7,839 active cases  

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.  

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