More 25- to 64-year-olds are dying of the flu than in previous years.
IU Health hospitals are urging patients to limit visitors in order to help curb this year’s flu outbreak.
The swine flu is the same strain that caused a pandemic and killed 40 people in Indiana in 2009.
The Indiana State Department of Health has identified 12 cases of swine flu this year.
State Health Department officials are still urging Hoosiers to take precautions against the flu.
The Indiana State Department of Health confirmed Monday 52 people have died from the flu, even as flu activity appears to be going down.
The IU Health Center is out of flu shots, but most other providers in Monroe county still have the vaccine.
This year's deaths have significantly outpaced recent years.
The flu season has affected people earlier than normal this year, and the homless often do not have good access to healthcare to combat the illness.
IU Health Bloomington Hospital is one of several hospitals in the state implementing visitation restrictions because of the flu.