More than 500 Arkansans have died of COVID this year
COVID-19 related deaths for this year reached 530 in Arkansas as of Nov. 4, according to the state Department of Health's latest respiratory virus report.
Context: That's down steeply from past years. About 3,400 people in Arkansas died of the virus in 2022, and nearly 5,300 died in 2021, according to the health department.
- Yes, but: Respiratory viruses tend to spike in the colder months.
Zoom out: Two Arkansans have died of the flu since Oct. 1.
Go deeper: The CDC recommends that everyone age 6 months and older get the updated COVID-19 vaccine.
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