Legionnaires’ outbreak update
No new cases in the Edinburgh Legionnaires’ outbreak have been reported today.
This means the total number of overall cases remains at 101.
The total number of confirmed cases is 53 and the number of suspected cases remains at 48.
At noon today, of those cases being treated in hospital, there were two patients in intensive care and four on general wards.
A total of 20 cases are being treated in the community, 61 have been discharged from hospital and three people have sadly died.
Ten cases are being treated outwith the NHS Lothian area. The ages of the confirmed cases ranges between 32 and 85, with more males than females affected.
Investigations into the source and cause of the outbreak continue. Lothian and Borders Police and the Health and Safety Executive are jointly investigating the circumstances of the deaths under the direction of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) Health and Safety Division.
Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon said:
"I am pleased to see that no further cases have emerged today. The evidence continues to suggest that the outbreak has peaked.
"NHS Lothian are maintaining high quality care for patients who remain unwell and investigations continue to identify and deal with the source of the outbreak."