Weekly Flu Update


Arkansas Department of Health is now reporting “Widespread” flu activity in the state.

Since the flu season began September 30th, over 5,100 positive influenza tests have been reported. Last week, two more flu-related deaths were reported bringing the season total to 17. Of those who have succumbed to the virus, ten are people between the ages of 45 and 64 and one is a child under the age of five.

Last week 57 counties reported influenza cases with the majority in the listening area coming from White County.

The average school absenteeism rate last week was 6.9 percent among public schools.   MORE

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