INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Deaths from influenza have nearly tripled in Indiana
The Indianapolis Star reports that State Department of Health data show that
there have been 304 deaths from flu this winter. Its latest tracking report
was dated Friday. State data indicate that there were 103 influenza-related
deaths in 2016-17.
There have been 226 flu deaths among people 65 and older. There were three
deaths of children 4 or younger. Among those aged 5 to 24, there were eight
Allen County in northeastern Indiana -- where Fort Wayne is located -- has
had the most deaths with 25. Marion County, home of the state capital of
Indianapolis, has reported 23.