The number of active coronavirus continues to decline in Cowley County, leading Public Health Officer Thomas Langer on Friday, to release a statement saying that larger mass gatherings will be allowed just in time for the 4th of July. Beginning today, mass gatherings defined as outdoor events such as concerts, park gatherings and open markets can increase from 250 to 750 people, as long as there is open space for the activity with social distancing required. Social gatherings indoors where appropriate space is available can increase from 150 to 300 people, or 25 percent of the occupancy rate of the building, as long as adequate social distancing can occur. On-site operations indoors can increase from 100 to 150 people, for meetings of short duration with social distancing and other health precautions utilized. County officials say big events such as Winfield and Arkansas City fireworks displays allow for people to spread out and they say they hope each venue will remind people to distance themselves. The outbreak in Cowley County had led to 66 confirmed cases since March. Two new cases were added on Friday. The recovery rate however, has been good, . There has been just one virus-related death.