Feb 2, 2024 - Health

Flu ramped up in Arkansas in January

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Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

Arkansas flu hospitalizations nearly doubled in number during the last three-ish weeks of January, according to data from the state Health Department.

By the numbers: From Oct. 1 to Jan. 27, the state had 578 flu hospitalizations, compared to 296 as of Jan. 6.

Threat level: Twenty-nine people have died of the flu this season, and 66 COVID-19 deaths have been reported since Jan. 1.

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