Arkansas virus cases drop, lawmakers change emergency powers


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas’ active coronavirus cases have dropped to their lowest point since June.

The Department of Health on Monday reported the state’s active cases now total 2,863, which is the lowest in Arkansas since June 7.

The state’s total virus cases rose by 117 to 327,060. The virus cases dropped as lawmakers sent Gov. Asa Hutchinson a bill expanding their ability to terminate a public health emergency.

The House on Monday also passed a bill that would require the state to refund fines collected for violating virus restrictions.

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