The latest reports on the Edinburgh Legionnaires’ outbreak show that the number of overall cases now stands at 93.
This is an increase of two cases on yesterday’s total of 91.
There are now 47 confirmed cases, an increase of three and 46 suspected cases, a fall of one.
As these additional cases have been ill for a period of time, expert advice remains that the infection control measures have been effective and that the outbreak is under control.
At noon today, of those cases being treated in hospital, two are in intensive care and 16 are on general wards. 47 patients have been discharged and two patients have sadly died.
Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing Nicola Sturgeon said:
“These numbers continue to be in line with expectations and it is encouraging to see a further drop in the number of cases in intensive care. However we must remember that these people remain critically ill and NHS Lothian continue to provide expert, round the clock care.”