24 Total Deaths of COVID-19 for a Total of 1171 Confirmed Cases in Arkansas as of 1:30 pm Friday, April 10, 2020

Governor Asa Hutchinson and Secretary Smith Confirm 77 New Cases of COVID-19 for a Total of  1171 total Confirmed Cases in Arkansas and 836 active cases as of 1:30 pm as of April 10, 2020.

At the time of this press Conference, the total was 1171 (168 are health care workers), it breaks out as 24 children under the age of 18, 72 age 18-24,  330 age 25-44, 397 age 45-64,  269 over 65, (58% are women, 42% are men) and 86 Hospitalized, 33 ICU Patients and 79 are in nursing homes. 310 people have recovered. The state’s death toll now stands at 23. Of the Total Deaths, there were 18 over 65, 5 under 65 according to Dr. Nate Smith with the Arkansas Department of Health.

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

Pulaski County 225 positive cases, 1103 negative cases, Recoveries 41, 8 Deaths
Cleburne County 69 positive, 100 negative cases, Recoveries 32, 4 Deaths
Faulkner County 56 positive, 675 negative cases, 21 Recoveries, 1 Death
White County 27 positive, 217 negative cases, 11 Recoveries, 0 Deaths
Van Buren County 26 positive, 99 negative cases, 9 Recoveries, 2 Death
Lonoke County 26 positive, 226 negative cases, 4 Recoveries, 0 Deaths
Pope County 23 positive, 850 negative cases, 2 Recoveries, 0 Deaths
Stone County 7 positive, 43 negative cases, 3 Recoveries, 0 Deaths
Searcy County 6 positive, 67 negative cases, 1 Recovery, 0 Deaths
Independence County 5 positive, 61 negative cases, 4 Recoveries, 0 Deaths
Conway County 4 positive, 130 negative cases, 1 Recovery, 1 Death
Baxter County 4 positive, 107 negative cases, 0 Recovery, 0 Death
Sharp County 2 positive, 19 negative cases, 4 Recovery, 0 Death
Izard County 1 positive, 21 negative cases, 1 Recovery, 0 Death

Notes from today’s news conference

CDC show’s Arkansas numbers of positive cases per 

Richard Richardson first Arkansas employee to die from COVID-19

Notes from past News Conferences

Arkansas at 2.6 per 100,000 for Hospitalizations, has the lowest hospitalized for COVID-19 per 100,000 compared to all surrounding states

Expected vs Actual Hospital Bed Use in Arkansas was projected to be at 170 in the hospital we are around 70

814 test given yesterday 6.6 % were positive

3 Million dollars distributed for short term loan program another 1 million dollars will be given

Unemployment over 110,000 easiest way to apply is online

Unemployment for self-employed and contract labor will take time a new system is being installed, be patient.

Arkansas Heart Hosptial is donating 500 COVID-19 test for Health Care Workers

Schools will remain closed for the remainder of the School year, no in-school instruction, Sr’s will graduate, AMI will be continuing,  for 2019-2020 school year

Our social distancing is working continue and if you can not social distance wear a mask

Arkansas has just sort of 800 ventilators as of Monday, April 6, 2020

New Executive order for commercial lodging and hotels – no recreational travelers allowed

Golfing is allowed with restrictions

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

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

ADH has activated a call center to answer questions from health care providers and the public about the novel coronavirus. During normal business hours (8:00 am – 4:30 pm), urgent and non-urgent calls, please call 1-800-803-7847 or email ADH.CoronaVirus@arkansas.gov. After normal business hours and weekend calls, needing immediate response, please call 1-800-554-5738.


Watch Friday’s April 10, 2020, News Conference with Governor Asa Hutchinson