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Delaware County coroner confirms 4-year-old girl died after testing positive for flu

A 4-year-old girl in Muncie died after testing positive for the flu, according to Delaware County coroner Scott Hahn.

Posted: Feb. 12, 2018 2:05 PM
Updated: Feb. 12, 2018 2:05 PM

MUNCIE, Ind. (WTTV) – A 4-year-old girl in Muncie died after testing positive for the flu, according to Delaware County coroner Scott Hahn.

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Hahn says currently the cause of death is pneumonia, but the girl had a positive influenza A test. He will be able to confirm flu as the official cause of death once a medical exam is complete.

According to the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH), the first flu-related death this season for a child between newborn to 4-years-old was reported last week. This would be the second death in two weeks for a young child.

The ISDH says flu activity is continuing to rise. As of last Friday, 167 Hoosiers have died from the flu this season.

*This story was originally published by WTTV. 

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