Big jump in Arkansas flu deaths, total now 83

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The number of flu-related deaths in Arkansas continues to rise.

The latest flu report released Tuesday by the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) for the week ending March 23 shows 88 influenza-related deaths have been reported.

This total includes one pediatric death.

This flu season has already prompted 27 schools across the state to close due to the flu outbreak. 10 nursing homes in the state have also reported a flu outbreak. 

Click here to read the full report.

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