ADH: Flu remains “minimal” in the state; 15 related deaths

ADH: Flu remains “minimal” in the state; 15 related deaths
According to the flu report, the Arkansas Department of Health is reporting 15 flu-related deaths. The state remains at a "minimal" activity level. (Source: WVIR)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KAIT) - The Arkansas Department of Health reported Feb. 23, that 1,733 positive influenza tests have been reported to the ADH online database by health care providers.

The state has recorded 15 deaths from the flu since the season began on Sept. 27, 2020.

According to the flu report, Arkansas had a “minimal” illness rate level for the week ending Feb. 20.

Of the flu cases reported this week, 37% were influenza A and 63% were influenza B.

No nursing homes have reported flu outbreaks this season.

The school absentee rate last week sat at 4.4% among public schools.

You can read the full Arkansas Department of Health report here.

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