INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -
Indiana’s latest influenza report shows the state has experienced 244
flu-related deaths this season, compared with 219 a week earlier.
The report released
Friday for the week ending Feb. 24 says 183 of the deaths have involved
people age 65 and older, but three children ages 4 and under also have died.
There have been six deaths in the 5-24 age group, 12 in among people ages
25-49, and 40 in the 50-64 age group.
deaths have occurred in Allen County, 18 in Marion County and at least 10
each in Floyd, Hamilton and Lake counties.
The report says 102
long-term care facilities in the state have reported outbreaks of flu-like
illnesses this season, as have six Indiana schools.