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Posted on: October 20, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Governor Hutchinson COVID-10 10/20/2020

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Governor Hutchinson 10/20/2020 COVID Press Conference 

>This is the 153rd update the Governor has given 

>Unemployment went from 7.4% to 7.3% in the last month 

>Governor Hutchinson was in a meeting with an individual who tested positive, though the Governor was not within six feet of the individual, he has taken precautions to limit his interactions.  

was possibly exposed, had a COVID test Monday, both PCR and antigen tests were negative.  

>628 new cases in the last 24 hours with 216 probable cases. 840 total cases 

>Up 24 to 637 hospitalized 

>Up to 14 to 1576 deaths.  

>100,000 Arkansans have had COVID-19.  

>7,159 active cases 

>Testing- PCT= 5439 tests, antigen 2,429 tests.  

>Cumulative positivity rate 7.6 

>Antigen positivity rate 14.9%  

>Hospitalizations are a concern. Capacity is “tight” 

>NW public health region has a growth rate of 8.3% 

65+ is still the fastest growing age demographic at 7.5% growth rate, although ages 0-17 is 4.4% growth and 17-24 is 4.3% growth.  

>Positivity rate has edged up some over the last few weeks.  

>To date in October= 187,970 PCR tests and 24,638 antigen tests 

>Counties with more than 20 cases: Pulaski 62, Washington 39, Benton 38, Craighead 32, Crittenden 25, Crawford 21, Green 20 

>Latest numbers show that the mask mandate is not being adhered to recently. We need to continue to wear masks, use social distancing and wash hands frequently.  

>October 11- October 17: 20 different schools had some type of learning modification, which is an increase from the week before.  

>There have been 158 total learning modifications since the beginning of school, but only 16 currently active district modifications. 

>Issued a proclamation for October 20 as a day of volunteer prayer for Arkansas.  

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