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Allen County hospitals lift restrictions as flu subsides

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) – Hospitals in a northeastern Indiana county that includes Fort Wayne have lifted visitor restrictions imposed last month amid a surge in influenza cases.

Allen County’s city-county health department said Tuesday the county’s hospitals have all lifted visitor restrictions that included limiting patient visits to adults 18 and older.

The Journal Gazette reports the department says eight people died from the flu and its complications in Fort Wayne and other parts of the county.

Because flu cases are declining and are now at a typical level for this time of the year, the agency says the hospital-wide restrictions are no longer necessary.

Temporary restrictions in high-risk areas such as neonatal intensive care units will be determined on a case-by-case basis.