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ADH: Growth rate of new COVID cases by region shows Region 8 is leading the state – KAIT

Around nine Region 8 counties are above the standard 10% rate the government is shooting to be below.

FULL BRIEFING 7/29: Gov. Hutchinson and health officials COVID-19 update for Arkansas

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (KAIT) – Gov. Asa Hutchinson updates the public on the state’s response to the coronavirus, including the latest cases of COVID-19 and deaths.

Hutchinson reported that new cases remained flat but still too high for the state.

Looking at the numbers by the growth rate of new cases over the past 14 days in Arkansas shows that Northeast Arkansas is leading the state.

Around nine Region 8 counties are above the standard 10% rate the government is shooting to be below. Independence County has an 18.3% positivity rate in the last 2 weeks

ADH: Growth rate of new COVID cases by region shows Region 8 is leading the state

“People should isolate themselves until they get their results,” Dr. Dillaha says. She said it may spread while waiting, and people have to be proactive and isolate while waiting.

Quarantine=exposed but don’t know if they have been infected or not. Stay away from people for 14 days. Tested during those 14 days still need to complete the period because they could still develop the virus.

— Region 8 News (@Region8News) July 29, 2020

Dr. Dillaha, state epidemiologist:

*787 new cases (617 community/170 correctional)

*40,968 total

*508 hospitalized 7

*108 on vents 2

*438 deaths 6

*33,938 total recovered

*750 recovered since yesterday

— Region 8 News (@Region8News) July 29, 2020

Dr. Greg Bledsoe, Ark. surgeon general: “We’re going to get through this.” First case on March 11, “feels like a year ago.” Eventually, he says things will get better.

— Region 8 News (@Region8News) July 29, 2020

Wednesday’s briefing took place on the campus of Arkansas Tech University in Russellville.

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