CDC reported 14 more pediatric #flu deaths this week, for a season total of 68 so far.
This brings the death toll to 36 this flu season in Arkansas; one was a pediatric death.
The Arkansas Department of Health reports “widespread” flu activity across the state with “high” intensity - with over 2,800 positive tests this week. Texas also reporting flu activity is high across the state with three pediatric deaths this season.
The CDC estimates a total of 10,000 flu deaths have occurred nationwide, including 68 pediatric deaths reported this season. 14 of those were this past week.