Governor’s Press Conference – Aug 18

There were 410 new cases and 16 deaths reported at today’s COVID-19 daily update. Hospitalizations increased by 6 since yesterday.

Counties with more than 20 new cases include:


There were 4,675 tests conducted yesterday. There have been 101,999 tests conducted so far for the month of August.

This morning, the Arkansas Legislative Council PEER Subcommittee approved a motion to transfer $95 million of CARES Act funding to the Arkansas Rural Connect program. The program will be used for grant awards to deploy, complete, or improve broadband infrastructure across Arkansas.

2020-09-09T23:40:03+00:00 Aug 18th, 2020|In the News|