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Indiana reports youngest flu death of season

08 December 2022, Hamburg: A stethoscope lies on the table in an examination room at a pediatrician's office. Photo: Christian Charisius/dpa (Photo by Christian Charisius/picture alliance via Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Indiana health officials confirm a fourth pediatric flu death in the state this season.

A report issued Friday by the Indiana Department of Health announced the death of a child between the ages of 6 months and 23 months.

It marks the youngest person in Indiana to die from the flu in Indiana since the season began in October.

State health officials report 261 flu-related deaths in Indiana during the 2022-23 flu season, compared to 83 deaths in 2021-22.

The CDC report issued Friday listed Indiana with ‘minimal’ flu activity as of April 15.