Weekly Flu Update


Arkansas Department of Health is once again reporting “Widespread” flu activity in the state this past week.

Since the flu season began September 30th, over 7,600 positive influenza tests have been reported including 2,500 this past week.

Last week, six more flu-related deaths were reported bringing the season total to 23 including one pediatric death.

68 of Arkansas’ 75 counties reported influenza cases with the majority in the listening area coming from Faulkner, Lonoke and White County.

The average school absenteeism rate last week was 7.3 percent among public schools.     MORE

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