About 96 percent of the reported deaths occurred in those who were 50 years or older.
Experts say a vaccine-resistant mutation may be to blame for the rise in the number of flu cases this year.
Restrictions include not allowing people under the age of 18 to visit patients and keeping out visitors with the flu.
The State Department of Health recommends a three-pronged approach to fighting the flu: get a vaccine, cover coughs and sneezes, and stay home if you’re sick.
Nearly two-thirds of this season‘s flu-related deaths have been among those between the ages of 25 and 64.
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.