Indiana flu-related deaths reach 219 in latest state report

Indiana's latest influenza report shows the state has experienced 219 flu-related deaths, compared with 195 a week earlier.

Posted: Feb. 23, 2018 3:10 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana's latest influenza report shows the state has experienced 219 flu-related deaths, compared with 195 a week earlier.

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The report released Friday for the week ending Feb. 17 says 170 of the deaths have involved people age 65 and older, and 31 have been in the 50-64 age group. Eleven deaths have been among people ages 25 to 49, five in the 5-24 age group, and two among children ages 4 and under.

It says 18 deaths have occurred in Allen County, 17 in Marion County, followed by Hamilton, 11; Floyd, 10; Morgan, eight; Adams, Grant, St. Joseph and Vanderburgh, seven each; Shelby, 6; and Boone, Johnson, Madison and Tippecanoe, five each.

The report says 98 long-term care facilities have reported outbreaks of flu-like illnesses this season.

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