Legionnaires' outbreak update
The latest reports on the Edinburgh Legionnaires’ outbreak show that there are no further confirmed or suspected cases of the disease.
The total number of confirmed cases remains at 44 and the total number of suspected cases remains at 47. The total number of overall cases is at 91.
At noon today, of those cases being treated in hospital, three are in intensive care – a reduction from six yesterday - and 16 are on general wards.
A total of 19 cases are being treated in the community, 44 have been discharged from hospital and two people have sadly died.
Seven cases are being treated outwith the NHS Lothian area. The ages of the confirmed cases ranges between 33 and 85, with more males than females affected.
The Health and Safety Executive and Edinburgh City Council are continuing their investigations into the possible source of the outbreak.
Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon said:
“It is encouraging to see no further cases of legionnaires’ being confirmed today and the numbers in intensive care declining even further.
“NHS Lothian are continuing to provide the very best treatment to the remaining three individuals who are critically ill."