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Second flu-related death reported in Arkansas

This is the second flu-related death reported since the first in November 2020.

ARKANSAS, USA — The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) has reported 1,992 cases of the flu since the beginning of the new flu season that began on Sept. 27, 2021.

The spread of the flu in Arkansas is "moderate," according to the ADH. 

The number of cases does not represent the total number of flu cases in Arkansas. 

More than 3% of patients visiting emergency rooms this week were for influenza-related illnesses. 

No nursing homes have reported flu outbreaks this season, according to the ADH. 

There was no average school absenteeism rate last week as public schools were on break for the holiday.

Arkansas has reported its second flu-related death this season. Further details surrounding that death have not been released. 

Arkansas reported 24 flu-related deaths last season. 

Click here to read the full flu report from ADH.

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