Arkansas reports 520 new coronavirus cases, 5 more deaths

Coronavirus Disease 2019 Graphic. (U.S. Air Force Graphic by Rosario "Charo" Gutierrez)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas’ reported coronavirus cases have risen by 520, while five more people in the state have died from the illness caused by the virus. The Health Department on Tuesday said at least 20,777 people have tested positive for the virus, an increase over the 20,257 reported Monday. The department said 5,967 of those cases are active, meaning they don’t include people who have died or recovered. The state’s hospitalizations dropped by 10 to 290. Arkansas’ coronavirus cases have steadily risen since last month, when the state began allowing businesses that closed because of the pandemic to reopen.