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story.lead_photo.caption FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2018 file photo, a nurse prepares a flu shot at the Salvation Army in Atlanta. The flu forecast is cloudy and it’s too soon to know if the U.S. is in for a third miserable season in a row, but health officials said Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 not to delay vaccination. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

A second person has died of the flu in Arkansas, the state Department of Health reported Tuesday.

The death was of a person age 46-64 and was reported to the state Thursday. The first flu death of the season, reported Oct. 25, was of a person in the same age group.

Based on an increase in the percentage of patients at doctors' offices who had flulike symptoms, the Health Department reported that the level of activity in the state last week was "low," an increase from the "minimal" activity it reported a week earlier.

The flu season generally runs from October through May. Arkansas had recorded the same number of deaths at this point during last year's flu season.

During that season, a total of 120 people died.

Metro on 11/06/2019

Print Headline: State reports 2nd flu-related death

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