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Governor’s Press Conference – April 5

Governor’s press conference today, SUNDAY APRIL 5th, 2020 (link in comments):

? 830 total cases

? 2 new counties impacted: Yell and Phillips. 64 counties total.

? Projections say we should be at 2,000 cases at this point. We are beating the trend.

? Projecting 100,000 unemployment claims by the end of this week in AR.

DR NATE SMITH, SEC OF ADH:

?Breakdown on the 830 cases:
2.4% are children
6.6% are people ages 18-24
29.6% people ages 25-44
34.9% are people ages a 45-64
26.4% are people ages 65+

?31% have 1+ underlying medical
conditions
9.3% have diabetes
8% have heart disease
5% have chronic lung disease

?67 currently hospitalized (-5 since
yesterday)
130 total ever hospitalized
27 on ventilators (+4 since
yesterday)
43 total ever on ventilators

?97 recovered (+18 since yesterday)

?2 new deaths, 16 total
12 have been 65+
4 have been 19-64

?114 healthcare workers. Breakdown:
14 physicians
34 nurses
11 CNA
55 licensed/unlicensed/unknown

?60 in nursing homes
9 total nursing homes have cases

?14 positive cases in Federal
Correctional Facility in Forrest City.
10 inmates and 4 staff. Many more
exhibiting symptoms. CDC has been
invited to come this week and bring
lab support to help.

PRESIDENT/CEO HEATHER LARKIN, ARKANSAS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION:

?Created a COVID-19 Relief Fund to
help support non-profits who are
caring for our most vulnerable
population across the state.

?Already have $2M in donations. 175
grants have been awarded to date.

?To give, visit ARCF’s website (link in
comments)

FOR POPE CO RESIDENTS W/ QUESTIONS ABOUT FUND:

➡️Please reach out to Exec Dir Madelyn
Ginsberg by phone or e-mail.
? popecounty@arcf.org
? 479-970-7594

Pope Co ARCF grants awarded last week:
All Saints Episcopal Church, Neighbor’s
Table
ATU Foundation, Food Pantry
Boys & Girl’s Clubs of the River Valley
Help Network
Manna House
River Valley Food 4 Kids
River Valley Shelter for Abused Women
and Children
Russ Bus
Russellville Fire Dept., (protective gear)
CASA of the 5th Judicial District
Augsburg Food Pantry
Atkins Elementary PTO, (food for kids)
Hector CP Church, Food Pantry

PRESIDENT/CEO LAURA LANDREAUX, ENTERGY ARKANSAS:

?Committed to continuing to work
with customers impacted by
COVID-19.

?Donating $100,000 to ARCF
COVID-19 Relief Fund.

2020-05-05T15:38:58+00:00 Apr 5th, 2020|In the News|