30 Total Deaths of COVID-19 for a Total of 1410 Confirmed Cases in Arkansas as of 1:30 pm Monday, April 13, 2020

Governor Asa Hutchinson and Secretary Smith Confirm 130 New Cases of COVID-19 for a Total of  1410 total Confirmed Cases in Arkansas and 989 active cases as of 1:30 pm as of April 13, 2020.

At the time of this press Conference, the total was 1410 (193 are health care workers, 58 have recovered), it breaks out as 43 children under the age of 18, 83 age 18-24,  383 age 25-44, 465 age 45-64,  305 over 65, (56.9% are women, 43.1% are men) and 74 Hospitalized, 28 ICU Patients and 84 are in nursing homes. 310 people have recovered. 

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

Pulaski County 273 positive cases, 1,355 negative cases, Recoveries 57, 10 Deaths
Cleburne County 70 positive, 111 negative cases, Recoveries 36, 4 Deaths
Faulkner County 57 positive, 747 negative cases, 25 Recoveries, 1 Death
White County 28 positive, 244 negative cases, 11 Recoveries, 0 Deaths
Van Buren County 26 positive, 188 negative cases, 11 Recoveries, 2 Death
Lonoke County 29 positive, 256 negative cases, 7 Recoveries, 0 Deaths
Pope County 31 positive, 1,047 negative cases, 5 Recoveries, 0 Deaths
Stone County 7 positive, 52 negative cases, 5 Recoveries, 0 Deaths
Searcy County 6 positive, 82 negative cases, 1 Recovery, 0 Deaths
Independence County 6 positive, 65 negative cases, 4 Recoveries, 0 Deaths
Conway County 4 positive, 159 negative cases, 2 Recovery, 1 Death
Baxter County 4 positive, 135 negative cases, 0 Recovery, 0 Death
Sharp County 2 positive, 20 negative cases, 4 Recovery, 0 Death
Izard County 2 positive, 26 negative cases, 1 Recovery, 0 Death

Notes from today’s news conference

Cummins Correctional unit 43 out 46  in one barrack.

Number of Active COVID-19 Cases vs Recovered Cases does not show we have reached our peak

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

A medical advisory board will be set up 

Notes from past News Conferences

CDC show’s Arkansas numbers of positive cases per 

Richard Richardson first Arkansas employee to die from COVID-19

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 Monday’s April 13, 2020, News Conference with Governor Asa Hutchinson