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Indiana releases latest flu death numbers

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Fort Wayne's NBC) -- Officials with the Indiana Department of Health released the latest report on the number of flu deaths in the Hoosier State.

That report confirms a total of 31 deaths reported in Indiana.

A breakdown of ages for the victims finds that 15 people who died were age 65 or older.

Six cases involved people between the ages of 50 and 64.

Ten cases involved people between the ages of 25 and 49.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that flu activity is down for the second week in a row across the United States.

Officials say they've received reports of at least 13 million cases of the flu across the country with 120,000 hospitalizations and 6,600 deaths.

Medical experts say it's not too late to get your flu vaccine, and that the Influenza B virus is more widespread.

They say the best way to prevent spreading or catching the flu is to stay home if you're sick, get vaccinated and wash your hands frequently.

Linda Jackson

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