INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -
Health officials say the number of flu-related deaths in Indiana this season
has doubled to 50 as of the first week of 2018.
The Indiana State
Department of Health says in its weekly influenza report for the period
ending Dec. 6 that 36 of the deaths occurred among people age 65 or older,
compared with 16 deaths in that age group being reported through Dec. 30.
Ten other deaths have occurred in the 50-64 age group, three in the 25-49
age group and one in the 5-24 age group.
The report says flu
activity is widespread across the state.
hospitals have taken precautions to prevent the spread of the flu. They
include barring visitors showing flu symptoms and those other than immediate
family or other significant persons.