The Centers for Disease Control reported only about 40 percent of Hoosiers are vaccinated for the flu.
IU Health Bloomington Hospital will implement a voluntary visitor restriction policy due to the increasing number of flu-like illnesses in the community.
Health officials are encouraging people to get vaccinated so they are protected from the flu.
Clinicians and doctors are protecting patients from influenza early this year.
The CDC raised Indiana's flu status on Monday from regional to widespread.
Health officials are reporting the first influenza death in Indiana this flu season.