Seventh flu death reported in Arkansas

There were 120 Arkansans who died during the last flu season.

Seventh flu death reported in Arkansas

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - The Arkansas Department of Health is reporting a seventh Arkansan who has died from the flu this season.

According to the ADH, a seventh person has died from the flu. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has also reported a total of six pediatric deaths nationwide this season.

There were 120 Arkansans who died during the last flu season.

The flu activity in the state of Arkansas remains at a “Local,” and “Moderate” level of intensity according to the CDC.

Since September 29, 2019, 1,881 positive influenza tests have been reported to the ADH online database by health care providers, with over 200 positive tests reported this week.

The ADH says to date, there has been one nursing home in Arkansas that has reported an influenza outbreak.

So far in 2019, of the positive flu tests, 57% were influenza A, and 43% were influenza B.

You can report flu year-round and view the weekly influenza report during the influenza season by clicking here.

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