Three More Flu Deaths in Arkansas

From KNWA/Ozarks First

Three more flu deaths have been reported in Arkansas bring the total to 14 for the week ending January 12, according to the Arkansas Health Department (ADH).

Overall, there have been 16 pediatric deaths nationally this season, one was in Arkansas, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

More than 3,100 positive flu tests have been reported to the ADH’s online database by healthcare providers since September 30, 2018.

There are two virus types — A and B.  There has been 75% A flu, and 25% B flu according to flu antigen tests.

Most of the reported flu cases are in the following counties: Benton, Washington, Pulaski, Craighead, Baxter, Crawford, Faulkner, Garland, Saline, Sebastian, Boone, Logan, Lonoke, and White.

For more on ADH’s report click here.