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Young child among 2 added flu deaths in Indiana

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Indiana Department of Health last week recorded two added flu deaths that included a child between the ages of 2 and 4.

Indiana has recorded 167 flu deaths in the season that began in October.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday list Indiana in “minimal” flu spread for the fourth straight week.

Nine counties have recorded five or more flu deaths in the 2022-2023 season, and Indianapolis and Marion County have had 25 flu deaths in that period. Other central Indiana counties with five or more deaths include Grant and Hamilton.