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***Governor Asa Hutchinson's Wednesday (7-8-20) COVID-19 Briefing Recap***

 

•734 NEW COVID-19 CASES IN ARKANSAS

•4 NEW DEATHS, 305 TOTAL 

•CAMP OZARK CLOSING DOWN FOR NOW DUE TO COVID-19 CASES 

•US CUMULATIVE CASES TOPS 3 MILLION

•9 ACTIVE CASES IN POLK COUNTY

•86 ACTIVE CASES IN SEVIER COUNTY, 9 DEATHS

 

As of 1:30 p.m. there were 25,246 COVID-19 cumulative cases. There have been 305 deaths in Arkansas. There are currently 5,545 active cases. There have been 19,396 recoveries.

 

In Polk County, there have been 80 cases, 9 are active, 71 recoveries, 1,574 negative tests, and 0 deaths according to the ADH COVID-19 Dashboard.***

 

In neighboring Sevier County, there have been 758 cases, 86 are active, 663 recoveries, 3,538 negative tests, and 9 deaths according to the ADH COVID-19 Dashboard.***

 

***These numbers will be updated later today. The death reported earlier in Polk County has been removed by the ADH.

 

Governor Asa Hutchinson opened the daily briefing by reporting that thre was a large number of new cases yesterday (734) and spoke about the need for use of masks.

 

Responding to a reporter's question, Governor Hutshinson and Dr. Nate Smith reported that Camp Ozark in Montgomery County is closing for now due to several out of state campers and staff testing positive for COVID-19.

 

Secretary of Health Dr. Nate Smith gave the following report of numbers:

 

734 new cases

 

25,246 cumulative cases

 

358 hospitalized (down 11 from yesterday)

 

4 new deaths

 

305 deaths total

 

671 new recoveries

 

19,396 recoveries total 

 

4,567 tests yesterday.

 

Of the new cases, the counties with the highest numbers yesterday were: Pulaski with 87, Washington with 72, Benton with 60, Mississippi with 32, Johnson with 26, and Salie with 21. All other counties had fewer than 20 new cases.

 

While not on the list above, Sevier County has had the highest number of cases based on population.

 

All 75 Arkansas counties have had at least one COVID-19 case. 

 

In the neighboring Oklahoma counties:

 

McCurtain County has had 581 cases, 9 deaths, 413 recoveries, and currently 159 active cases.

 

LeFlore County has had 48 cases, 1 death, 30 recoveries, and currently has 17 active cases.

 

As of 2:00 p.m. in the US, 3,018,603 cumulative cases, 936,476 recoveries, and 131,766 deaths.

 

Globally 11,896,251 cumulative cases, 6,490,583 recoveries, and 545,618 deaths.

 

More data is available on the ADH site here.

 

More data is available on the ODH site here.

 

To watch the video of today's briefing, click here.

 

7-8-20 2:10 PM KAWX.ORG 

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