Unemployment Rates for April:

14.7% National Unemployment Rate

10.2%  Arkansas Unemployment Rate

102K Arkansans unemployed now. “Businesses need to be hiring again,” shared

Ready for Business Grants -  8,198 have been approved for small business owners; sent out today and over the weekend. 

Pandemic Unemployment - 7,105 claims have been paid; another 3K more will be sent out tonight. 

60-70 people will work over the weekend for calls and process claims.

154 additional cases

19 from correctional facilities 

135 are in the community 5,612 cases

1,470 are active

86 nursing homes

510 correctional facilities

874 active community cases

20 new cases in nursing homes - 350 cases; 201 staff

13 additional at Forrest City correctional facility for a total 622

81 hospitalization 

113 deaths in Arkansas

4,029 have recovered - total 

2,909 tests from May 21- Overall positivity rate 4.4%

257 from ADH; 223 from UASM Remaining commercial

102,041 total tests in AR

51,275 during the month of May 

A new peak has been reached within the number of active cases today. On the ADH website, Polk County has been listed as having one active positive case; eight recovered; a total of nine cases.

Testing more, but the positivity rate remains below 10 percent; Arkansas will meet the goal of 60,000 tests by the end of May

Tracing Team: 

Already traced 61% of the 455 positive cases from May 21; Washington County had the most with 32 resulting from three households.

22 Benton County; 19 Pulaski County; 11 Sevier County; 10 from Crittendon County; 8 from Green County (Paragould: 8 new cases from the same street.); remaining 5 or less.

224 community cases from May 21— 137 have been contacted

24% known to be contacts of a previous case

37 of the 137 are connected to clusters of places of employment 

Four sites of employment clusters from the cases reported yesterday:

Nebo Poultry in Dardanelle - 21 cases

Ozark Poultry in Rogers

St. Bernards Medical Center 

Cargill in Springdale

Only 2 reported having been in a restaurant or fitness center 

All 91 in Veterans Home in Little Rock were tested and all had negative results. 

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