“There were positive cases coming out of a high school swim party. A high school swim party that everyone thought was safe. They’re young, they’re swimming, they’re just busy and there are positive cases because of that, ”the governor told reporters on Saturday.
He added that the epidemic was “just an encouragement for us to be disciplined in our activities.”
“During this commemorative weekend, we want to go out and we want to have fun, we want to remember this holiday and those who served our country and gave their lives in the service of our country. But let’s be safe and be disciplined at the same time, “said Hutchinson, according to several reports.
The governor also told reporters on Saturday that the state is seeing an increase in coronavirus cases in the state, calling it a “second peak” in the pandemic.
“It is clear and obvious to me that we have a peak, then we had a deep trough, then we have a second peak right now, and they are really about 30 days apart,” he said. said showing journalists’ graphs of moving averages of new cases of coronavirus in Arkansas and hospitalizations in the state, among other measures.
Hutchinson said that increased testing across the state has allowed health officials to “find more cases,” adding that the increase in testing reflects the increase in the number of cases in the state. He also said that Arkansas hospitals “are in good shape”, despite an increase in coronavirus infections.
The governor confirmed 163 new virus infections in the state on Saturday.
Arkansas has seen a total of 5,775 cases, and authorities have not decreed a home stay to limit the spread of the coronavirus in the state.