32 Total Deaths of COVID-19 for a Total of 1498 Confirmed Cases in Arkansas as of 1:30 pm Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Governor Asa Hutchinson and Secretary Smith Confirm 88 New Cases of COVID-19 for a Total of  1498 total Confirmed Cases in Arkansas and 1024 active cases as of 1:30 pm as of April 14, 2020.

At the time of this press Conference, the total was 1498 (206 are health care workers, 65 have recovered), it breaks out as 45 children under the age of 18, 92 age 18-24,  439 age 25-44, 522 age 45-64,  311 over 65, (56.9% are women, 43.1% are men) and 81 Hospitalized, 29 ICU Patients and 93 are in nursing homes. 444 people have recovered. 

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

Pulaski County 288 positive cases, 1,367 negative cases, Recoveries 65, 10 Deaths
Cleburne County 70 positive, 111 negative cases, Recoveries 36, 4 Deaths
Faulkner County 58 positive, 752 negative cases, 26 Recoveries, 2 Death
White County 28 positive, 244 negative cases, 11 Recoveries, 0 Deaths
Van Buren County 26 positive, 189 negative cases, 13 Recoveries, 2 Death
Lonoke County 29 positive, 256 negative cases, 8 Recoveries, 0 Deaths
Pope County 31 positive, 1,051 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, 66 negative cases, 4 Recoveries, 0 Deaths
Conway County 4 positive, 162 negative cases, 2 Recovery, 1 Death
Baxter County 4 positive, 135 negative cases, 0 Recovery, 0 Death
Sharp County 2 positive, 20 negative cases, 0 Recovery, 0 Death
Izard County 2 positive, 26 negative cases, 1 Recovery, 0 Death

Notes from today’s news conference

Arkansas is not at our peak for COVID-19

Arkansas is one of the lowest total deaths per 100,000 in the Nation

Arkansas has tried to decrease travel from out of state recreational travelers, they had just added Message Boards.

Cummins Correctional unit 43 out 46  in one barrack (numbers remain the same from yesterday).

Executive order First Responsors and front line health care workers can file for workers comp claim because of COVID-19 

Executive order Liability of immunity of medical emergency responders because of COVID-19

Notes from past News Conferences

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

A medical advisory board will be set up 

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 Tuesday’s April 14, 2020, News Conference with Governor Asa Hutchinson