Weekly Flu Update


“Widespread” flu activity seems to be the norm in the state.

Arkansas Department of Health is reporting since the flu season began September 30th, over 11,400 positive influenza tests have been reported including nearly 4,000 this past week.

Two more flu-related deaths were reported last week bringing the season total to 25 including one pediatric death.

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

The average school absenteeism rate last week was 7.75 percent with over 10 public schools closed briefly due to the flu.   MORE

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