Hoosier flu deaths nearly triple this season
INDIANAPOLIS — Deaths from influenza have nearly tripled in Indiana this season.
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 deaths.
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.