Legionnaires’ cases rise by two to 93
THE number of cases of Legionnaires’ disease recorded in the Edinburgh outbreak has risen.
The overall number of cases now stands at 93 – up two since Wednesday.
There are now 47 confirmed cases, an increase of three, and 46 suspected cases, a fall of one.
The new cases are people who have been ill for some time, so health chiefs say infection control measures have been effective and that the outbreak is under control.
At noon yesterday, of those cases being treated in hospital, two were in intensive care and 16 were on general wards. Forty-seven patients have been discharged and two patients have died.
The Health and Safety Executive and city council are investigating possible sources.
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