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The number of people who have died from influenza in Arkansas is still quite low as the new year begins



Little Rock, Arkansas – The most recent influenza data indicates that the number of deaths attributed to influenza in Arkansas has remained at a low level as we begin the New Year.

For the past week, eight deaths were reported in Arkansas, increasing the total number of deaths documented during this season to 116, as stated by the Arkansas Department of Health. According to estimations provided by ADH, there have been 4,278 confirmed cases of influenza this season, with over 19,900 cases having been recorded.

The influenza-like illness activity level indicator used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to place Arkansas in the “High” category.

The CDC reports that of the 116 people who passed away as a result of the flu this season, 76% were not vaccinated.

In addition, the study reveals that the rate of absence in public schools was 7.2% over the previous week.

Visit the website of the ADH to read the complete report and find out what it found.