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Arkansas reports 178 new virus cases, prison visits expand

Apr. 09, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas on Friday reported 178 new coronavirus cases as the state's prison system expanded its in-person visitation to six more facilities. The Department of Health said the state's virus cases since the pandemic began now totals 331,882. The...

Arkansas health secretary confirmed despite virus pushback

Apr. 08, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' top health official was confirmed by the state Senate on Thursday despite pushback from some Republican lawmakers over the state's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. The Senate voted 25-8 to confirm Dr. Jose Romero as state health...