Arkansas Flu Deaths Continue to Rise

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The number of flu deaths in Arkansas increased by seven this past week.

There have been 113 influenza-related deaths reported in Arkansas so far this flu season, according to Meg Mirivel with the Arkansas Department of Health.

That total includes two pediatric deaths.

Of the 113 deaths, 71% of the adults were unvaccinated or had an unknown vaccine history.

The Center for Disease Control reported a total of 91 pediatric deaths nationwide this season.

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