Statewide cases at 875, with 74 hospitalized

(04/06/20) Statewide cases at 875, with 74 hospitalized  At Governor Asa Hutchinson’s daily COVID-19 press conference, the following updates as of 1:30 p.m. were shared:

  • 875 total confirmed cases (up from 830 on April 5)
  • 74 COVID-19 patients in the hospital (up from 67)
  • 22 patients currently on a ventilator (down five)
  • 16 COVID-19-related deaths (no change)
  • 102 COVID-19 patients recovered (up five)
  • 122 healthcare workers with COVID-19 (up eight)
  • 13 nursing homes with at least one resident or worker with COVID-19

Hutchinson announced that the schools in the state will not have on-site instruction for the remainder of the year, but rather alternate methods of instruction (AMI) will continue. Arkansas Commissioner of Education Johnny Key shared that most districts have indicated they can continue AMI through the end of the year; other districts will receive support from the Arkansas Public School Resource Center. All districts may continue nutritional services, as long as they can follow CDC guidelines relating to mitigation measures.