ARKANSAS (KFSM) — A second person has died from a flu-related death in Arkansas this 2019-20 flu season, according to the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH).
The victim’s name, description, or where they were from was not released. It was confirmed the victim was 65 years or older.
Since September 29, 2019, 673 positive influenza tests have been reported to the ADH online database by health care providers, with over 130 positive tests reported this week.
The ADH reports “sporadic” flu activity across the state with “low” intensity.
The first flu-related death in Arkansas for the 2019-20 season was reported last week.
Over 100 people died from the flu during the last flu season in Arkansas and 200 the year before that.
Two flu-related pediatric deaths have been reported nationwide this season.
You can view a weekly flu report fro this season from the ADH by following this link.