INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -
State health officials say the number of flu-related deaths in Indiana this
season jumped to 107 last week, up from 79 the previous week.
The Indiana State
Department of Health said Friday in its weekly influenza report for the
period ending Jan. 20 that 83 of the deaths have occurred among people age
65 or older and 15 have been in the 50-64 age group.
Seven deaths have
occurred in the 25-49 age group and two in the 5-24 age group.
remains widespread across Indiana.
The weekly report
lists counties with five or more flu deaths.
Nine deaths have
occurred in Marion County and eight in Hamilton County. Allen and Shelby
counties have both reported six deaths.
Five deaths also
have occurred in northern Indiana’s St. Joseph County.