Deadly flu cases in the state of Indiana have nearly tripled within one week, according to the state health department. For the week ending Dec. 30, the state reported 25 flu-related deaths for the season. There were only nine deaths reported the previous week. 23 of the 25 deaths were in persons ages 50 – 65+. The report does not say where in Indiana the deaths have occurred. The first flu-related death in Indiana

for the 2017-18 season was reported on December 8, more than a month later than the first death of 2016. The first death of the season was a juvenile, according to the Indiana State Department of Health. Flu activity is widespread in Indiana which has prompted several central Indiana hospitals to start restricting visitors. READ MORE