33 Total Deaths of COVID-19 for a Total of 1569 Confirmed Cases in Arkansas as of 1:30 pm Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Governor Asa Hutchinson and Dr. Nathaniel Smith, Secretary of the Arkansas Department of Health, Confirm 71 New Cases of COVID-19 for a Total of  1569 total Confirmed Cases in Arkansas and 1024 active cases as of 1:30 pm as of April 15, 2020.

At the time of this press Conference, the total was 1569 (215 are health care workers, 88 have recovered), it breaks out as 47 children under the age of 18, 100 age 18-24,  472 age 25-44, 555 age 45-64,  323 over 65, (56.9% are women, 43.1% are men) and 83 Hospitalized, 26 ICU Patients and 98 are in nursing homes. 489 people have recovered. 

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

Pulaski County 341 positive cases, 1,494 negative cases, Recoveries 80, 10 Deaths
Cleburne County 70 positive, 112 negative cases, Recoveries 40, 4 Deaths
Faulkner County 58 positive, 780 negative cases, 30 Recoveries, 2 Death
White County 28 positive, 248 negative cases, 11 Recoveries, 0 Deaths
Van Buren County 26 positive, 181 negative cases, 13 Recoveries, 2 Death
Lonoke County 30 positive, 263 negative cases, 8 Recoveries, 0 Deaths
Pope County 31 positive, 1,057 negative cases, 8 Recoveries, 0 Deaths
Stone County 7 positive, 52 negative cases, 6 Recoveries, 0 Deaths
Searcy County 6 positive, 83 negative cases, 1 Recovery, 0 Deaths
Independence County 6 positive, 66 negative cases, 4 Recoveries, 0 Deaths
Conway County 5 positive, 168 negative cases, 2 Recovery, 1 Death
Baxter County 4 positive, 139 negative cases, 0 Recovery, 0 Death
Sharp County 2 positive, 20 negative cases, 0 Recovery, 0 Death
Izard County 2 positive, 27 negative cases, 1 Recovery, 0 Death

Notes from today’s news conference

Arkansas did receive the approval for direct care worker payments

Notes from past News Conferences

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 on State highways.

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

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

Unemployment easiest way to apply is online

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

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

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 Wednesday’s April 15, 2020, News Conference with Governor Asa Hutchinson