Gov. Hutchinson, state officials discuss COVID-19, schools and remote learning

Friday to be final daily press briefing, moving to weekly or when needed, Gov. Hutchinson says

FULL BRIEFING 9/10: Gov. Hutchinson, ADH, and ADE COVID-19 update for Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KAIT) - Gov. Asa Hutchinson updated the public Thursday on the state’s response to the coronavirus, including the latest cases of COVID-19 and deaths.

Gov. Hutchinson says Friday will be the last day for the daily COVID-19 updates.

The updates will move to weekly or when needed.

State officials also reported 12 additional deaths, with the death toll now at 940. Also, 392 people are in the hospital due to COVID-19, which is down 19 from the same time Wednesday.

ADH Secretary Dr. Jose Romero also reported additional COVID-19 numbers, saying Craighead County was in the top five of counties in the state with 20 or more cases of the virus.

Ivy Pfeffer, Dept. Commissioner of Ark. Dept. of Ed., also said Tuckerman School District will move to remote learning through Sept. 21, due to COVID-19 cases.

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