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Indiana flu activity is again in the “high” range; the state has had 89 fatalities so far this season



Indianapolis, Indiana – When it comes to flu virus activity, Indiana has returned to the “high” category.
This information was released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday as part of their weekly online flu report.

This is the second week in a row that Indiana has seen an uptick in flu virus activity.
Since last Friday, the Indiana Department of Health’s influenza dashboard has recorded 14 more flu deaths, bringing the state’s total for this flu season to 89. Of those, ten passed away just last week.

Elkhart County is now the sixth county in the state to record at least five flu deaths this season, according to this week’s state report. The full list of counties is as follows: Elkhart (Goshen), 6; Tippecanoe (Lafayette), 5; Marion (Indianapolis), 7; Porter (Valparaiso), 9; and Lake (Crown Point), 6.

The Associated Press says that the rising flu activity in Indiana coincides with indications from other regions of the country that, following weeks of seemingly nationwide reduction, influenza is becoming more severe in some areas. This week, the CDC classified South Carolina, Georgia, and New Mexico as “very high” states. New York City was also included in this category.