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Posted on: October 27, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Governor Hutchinson COVID-10 10/27/2020

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Governor Hutchinson 10/26/2020 COVID-19 Press Conference 

>Confirmed PCR cases up by 651 in the last 24 hours to cumulative total of 100,061 confirmed PCR cases.  

>27 additional hospitalizations to 676 

>Up 20 deaths to 1,696 

>Probable cases- up 301 antigen cases.  

>Brings both antigen and PCR to 952 new cases in the last 24 hours 

>PCR 7,000 tests and Antigen 1,795 tests in last 24 hours 

>Growth rate- Northeast region has 7.7% growth rate, 4.5% growth rate in NWA.  

>65+ age group still has the highest growth rate  

>65+ 7.9% growth rate, 45-64 age group 5.7% growth rate, 25-44 age group 4.9% growth rate, 18-24 age group 4.0 growth rate, 0-17 age group 4.8% growth rate 

>Have tested 258,820 so far in October. Testing 10% of Arkansas population in October.  

>Top cases by county: Pulaski 146, Benton 77, Washington 72, Craighead 66 

>Hospitalizations are increasing- a good portion represented by the 65+ age group.  

>We need to carefully consider bringing family together for the holidays. Please be cautious over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.  

>A percentage of the antigen tests were distributed to schools (and other organizations)  

>Active cases in K-12 is low 

>11 schools had modifications last week. This is the lowest weekly number of modifications since school began. Currently 17 active modifications.  



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