New health department flu report shows 312 Hoosier deaths this season

Health officials say worst flu season in a decade showing signs of slowing down

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The latest report from the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) shows flu deaths in Indiana continue to rise.

The report shows 312 flu deaths in the state this season. That’s up eight from last week’s report showing 293 deaths.

Twenty Indiana counties have experienced at least five flu deaths, according to the report. The breakdown is as follows: Adams 9; Allen 26; Boone 7; DeKalb 6; Elkhart 7; Floyd 11; Grant 10; Hamilton 11;Hendricks 6; Jackson 5; Johnson 8; Lake 19; LaPorte 5; Madison 5; Marion 25; Morgan 9; Noble 5; Porter; 5; Shelby 8; St. Joseph 9; Tippecanoe 5; Vanderburgh 13.

ISDH says three of the 312 deaths were four years old or less. Eight deaths were reported in the 5-24 age bracket, 19 in the 25-49 age bracket, 51 in the 50-64 age bracket and 231 in the 65+ age bracket.