Governor Hutchinson 2/9/21 COVID Press Conference
> In the 1B portion of vaccination distribution.
> All long-term care facilities have had a clinic available to them.
> Over 50% of teachers and staff have access to vaccinations.
> First reponders are covered.
> 70+ population- we have a way to go. Need to make more progress here before we open to more in group 1B.
> 12.8% of population is vaccinated.
> 20% increase this week of available doses in Arkansas through Walmart pharmacies. 11,000 doses delivered to 58 Walmart stores. Will be able to start administering doses Friday.
> One million doses will go to 120 health clinics in Arkansas- through a federal program. To get vaccines out to rural and underserved areas.
> CDC will be providing guidance to repurpose second doses for those who do not show up for their second dose.
> Arkansas has received 601,875 doses and given out 392,212= 65.2% doses given at hospitals, long term care facilities and other health care providers.
> Through the federal CVS/Walgreens program Arkansas has received 49,400 does and gives 29,904 doses= 42.3%.
> Case report= Up 1,475 cases to 308,848 with 14,898 active cases.
> Down 2 in hospitalizations.
> 775 hospitalization right now.
> Up 42 deaths of Arkansans to 5,148 deaths.
> Testing= 77,575 PCR tests this month, 4,651 results came back yesterday. 29,906 antigen tests this month, 3672 results came back yesterday.
> New cases- Pulaski 224, Benton 121, Washington 85, Lonoke 80, Garland 77
> We are at 9.9% infection rate.
>Please continue to do the 3 w’s: Wash your hands, wear your mask, watch your distance.