Weekly Flu Report: ADH releases information on 2022-23 flu season
JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - The Arkansas Department of Health tracks flu cases each week with a report that shows everything from deaths to school absenteeism rates.
On Wednesday, Nov. 30, the ADH reported a “very high” activity level of influenza-like illness.
Among flu antigen tests this season, 91% were influenza A and 9% were influenza B.
Since Oct. 2, healthcare providers have reported over 11,900 positive influenza tests to the department.
For the week ending Saturday, Nov. 26, the ADH reported:
- 30 influenza-related deaths this season (+11)
- 164 flu-related hospital admissions for the week, 468 for the season
- 13 nursing homes reported influenza outbreaks
- No public school absenteeism rate due to the holidays
The weekly report also provides a list of counties and the percentage of students absent for the previous week due to the flu:
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According to the ADH flu website, flu shots are available at each local health unit around the state. There is no out-of-pocket expense at the health units, but people are encouraged to bring their insurance cards.
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