AR flu season deaths now total 100

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The total number of flu season deaths in Arkansas now stands at 100.

The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) on Tuesday released the report for Week 14, which ended April 6.

The report shows three more deaths since last week. Of the total deaths, 99 were adults and one was a child. 

For Week 14, Arkansas reported “Regional” activity to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for geographic spread of influenza, and “Low” or 5/10 for ILI (influenza like illness) intensity.

Since September 30, 2018, over 32,000 positive influenza tests have been reported to the ADH online database by health care providers. 

In Week 14, 45 counties reported influenza cases. The majority were in from Pulaski, White, Crittenden, Lonoke, Sebastian, Independence, Craighead, and Garland.

Among flu antigen tests that can distinguish between influenza A and B virus types, 94 percent were influenza A, and 6 percent were influenza B.

Click here to see the full report for Week 14.

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