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Indiana reports third flu death of the 2023-24 season

Indiana reports that six people died from the flu in the last week of December 2023, increasing Indiana's first flu death numbers of the season. 22 Hoosiers have died of the flu since the season began in October, the Indiana Department of Health says. (Photo by Getty Images via CNN) (Photo by Getty Images via CNN)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Another person has died from the flu, adding another fatality to the state’s first flu deaths of the 2023-24 season, the Indiana Department of Health said Monday.

No information was given on who the people were or why they died. The health department cited privacy laws. All three deaths were reported to be 65 and older.

Indiana updates its influenza dashboard on Fridays during flu season, which typically runs from October through May.

At the end of last week, the state reported 1,210 flu-related illnesses, mostly in children and young adults.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Fluview report, updated weekly, showed slightly higher flu activity nationwide for the week ending Friday, Nov. 11.

Doctor’s offices, drugstores, and some schools and workplaces offer the flu vaccine. Visit vaccines.gov to find a location near you.