12 Total Deaths, 2 Deaths from Cleburne County, 1 Death from Van Buren County, 1 Death at White River Health Center in Batesville of COVID-19 a Total of 704 Confirmed Cases in Arkansas as of 1:30 pm April 3, 2020

Governor Asa Hutchinson and Secretary Smith Confirm 61 New Cases of COVID-19 for a Total of  704 Confirmed Cases in Arkansas as of 1:30 pm as of April 3, 2020. Twelve 12 Total Deaths and 2 Deaths from Cleburne County in Greers Ferry, 1 Death from Van Buren County in Fairfield Bay, and 1 death at White River Health Center in Batesville in Independence County. At the time of this press Conference, the total was 704 (96 are health care workers), it breaks out as 20 children under the age of 18, 197 over 65, and 487 adults from the age 19-64 (60% are women, 40% are men) and 71 Hospitalized, 26 ICU Patients and 53 are in nursing homes. 60 people have recovered.  A total of twelve (12) Deaths reported with COVID-19 two of deaths from Greers Ferry in Cleburne County, one death from Fairfield Bay in Van Buren County, one death at White River Health Center in Batesville in Independence County. The state’s death toll now stands at 12. Four of the deceased individuals were between the ages of 19-64 and eight were older than 65, according to Dr. Nate Smith with the Arkansas Department of Health.

Notes from today’s news conference

Received the first shipment of needed hospital supplies

Testing is increasing a total of 9,626 tests given  (7.3 were positive test)

Social distancing is so important we must follow these practices 


Notes from past News Conferences

Dr. Smith encouraging folks to be outside because of ultraviolet light decreases transmission for a wide variety of germs

If you think you have CORID-19 do not go to the Doctor or Emergency Room you must call UAMS first 800-632-4520

If you are unemployed text the word, “unemployment” to 501-376-1111

Arkansas is a pilot program for a drive through testing with Wal-mart

Governor is calling for the Buffalo river National park to be closed for COVID-19

State Parks will be closed for overnight visitors to day time only

The highest risk demographic are those over 65 and those with medically compromised condition

Very concerned about nursing homes

Other News:

Stone County Judge Stacey Avey tests positive for COVID-19

Top Counties 7 Counties confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Timeless 106.1 KFFB listening area:

Pulaski County 127 positive cases, 581 negative cases
Cleburne County 64 positive, 77 negative cases
Faulkner County 38 positive, 428 negative cases
Van Buren County 20 positive, 63 negative cases
White County 22 positive, 128 negative cases
Stone County 5 positive, 21 negative
Pope County 8 positive, 367 negative cases

Counties with one to 4 COVID-19 cases in the Timeless 106.1 KFFB listening area:

Baxter County
Conway County
Independence County
Searcy County
Woodruff County

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