“Arkansas hospitals have been struggling to keep up with COVID, flu, and other viruses on the rise right now.

Now, we have new numbers showing just how serious this has become.

In the state, 287 people are currently in the hospital with flu. Of those, 65 are in the ICU. 

This comes as hospitals struggle to meet the increase in patients. In the past two months, emergency rooms across Arkansas have become busier.

According to the Department of Health, in the past week, 2,000 more people have visited the emergency room compared to this time last month.”