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ADH: Flu remains “minimal” in the state; no deaths reported

A doctor draws a syringe with the flu vaccine. Retirement communities like Martha Jefferson...
A doctor draws a syringe with the flu vaccine. Retirement communities like Martha Jefferson House encourage residents to be vaccinated.(WVIR)
Published: Mar. 16, 2021 at 7:36 PM CDT|Updated: Nov. 10, 2021 at 6:05 PM CST
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KAIT) - The Arkansas Department of Health reported the state’s flu cases remain “minimal”, as 163 positive cases have been reported since late September.

Officials said Wednesday in the state’s weekly flu report that only about one percent of people visiting emergency rooms around the state was for the flu, while about one percent of outpatient visits were also for the flu.

None of the state’s nursing homes have reported a flu outbreak this year in Arkansas and the state’s average school absenteeism rate was 8% last week.

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

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