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Arkansas reports no new flu-related deaths

Since Sept. 27, the ADH reports 2,788 people have tested positive for influenza.
Since Sept. 27, the ADH reports 2,788 people have tested positive for influenza.(CNN)
Published: Jan. 12, 2022 at 10:40 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 19, 2022 at 4:08 PM CST
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - There were no new deaths from influenza in Arkansas.

According to the Arkansas Department of Health’s weekly influenza report released Wednesday, Jan. 19, there have been three flu-related deaths this season. Officials said 24 people died during the 2020-21 flu season in the state.

Since Sept. 27, the ADH reports 2,788 people have tested positive for influenza.

The ADH said the spread of flu for the week ending Jan. 15 was “moderate.”

While no nursing homes have reported influenza outbreaks this season, last week’s school absenteeism rate due to flu was 11.3 percent.

In the past week, five people were admitted to Arkansas hospitals with flu-related symptoms.

To read the full report, click here.

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