Governor’s Press Conference – Aug 17

There were 412 new cases and 4 deaths reported at today’s COVID-19 daily update. Hospitalizations have increased by 8.

There were only two counties with more than 20 new cases. Pulaski County is reporting 54 new cases. Sebastian County has 21 new cases.

US Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx made a visit to Little Rock today. The Governor said she noted the decline in new cases and the positivity rate in the state.

Dr. Birx also said more supplies for antigen testing will be forthcoming. The federal priority for supplies will be nursing homes.

2020-09-09T23:38:34+00:00 Aug 17th, 2020|In the News|