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Posted on: February 9, 2021

Governor Hutchinson COVID 2/9/2021 Press Conference

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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.  

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