Record Flu Death Toll Holds Steady


No one in the state died as a result of the flu last week. It’s the first time that has happened since the first death was reported in early November.

The record number of flu related deaths in Arkansas this flu season stayed at 223.

Arkansas Department of health officials say that number includes 218 adults and five children.

Since October 1st, over 53,560 positive influenza tests have been reported. Last week, 12 counties reported influenza cases, with the majority in the listening area coming from Independence, Jackson and White Counties.   MORE

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