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Flu-related deaths in Arkansas rise by 4, now stands at 10

January 3, 2019

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Heath says four people have died as a result of the flu since its last report more than two weeks ago.

The department said Wednesday that a total of 10 people have now died due to influenza during the flu season that began in September.

Arkansas recorded 227 deaths last flu season, which was the most on record for the past three decades.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 80,000 people died nationwide last flu season from the illness, which was the highest death toll in at least four decades.

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