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Indiana reports first flu-related death this season

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Posted at 4:23 PM, Nov 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-20 16:36:59-05

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health has reported the first influenza-related death of the season in Indiana.

According to the report released on Friday for the week ending Nov. 14, influenza-like illnesses continue to be low around the state. However, unlike previous reports, the state has now reported one death from influenza-like illnesses this season.

The state health department report shows so far there have been 110 cases of influenza-like illnesses through the sentinel outpatient providers participating in the U.S. Outpatient Influenza-like Illness Surveillance Network.

The individual who died was age 65 or older, according to the ISDH report.