Death toll due to flu rises to 25 in Arkansas

Death toll due to flu rises to 25 in Arkansas
Arkansas Department of Health

LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT) - The death toll rose by two in Arkansas this past week due to the flu.

According to the weekly flu report from the Arkansas Department of Health, the number of people dead in the state from the flu is now at 25. That includes one pediatric death.

Since Sept. 30, 2018, ADH’s online database has reported over 11,400 positive flu tests.

Last week, 69 of Arkansas’ 75 counties reported flu activity with the majority of cases in Benton, Craighead, Crawford, Faulkner, Hot Spring, Logan, Lonoke, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Scott, Sebastian, Washington, White, and Yell counties.

The ADH reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that the flu was widespread in the state.

As of Feb. 9, 2019, the ADH was aware than ten schools in the state closed briefly due to the flu.

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