Governor’s Press Conference – Aug 24

Summary of the Governor’s Monday press conference:

1. The Governor gave a special thanks to all the teachers & staff for their hard work & dedication. School begins this week.
2. There were 320 new cases (309 from the community) for a total of 56,894 cumulative cases.

Active: 5,509
Recovered: 50,689
Hospitalizations: Decreased -34 = 466
Deaths: Increased 9 = 696

Counties with the highest number of new cases: Pulaski; Faulkner; & Poinsett.

2. Testing: 4,629 in the last 24 hours. Contact tracing is very important even when someone is positive, but doesn’t have symptoms.

3. Convalescent plasma: The Arkansas Initiative has been & continues to use convalescent plasma as part of the Arkansas response to treat hospitalized patients. Two units per each patient.

4. School: If we want school to continue, we must follow all mandates & guidelines whether in school or out & about in the community.

2020-09-09T23:47:12+00:00 Aug 24th, 2020|In the News|