New York legionnaires’ disease outbreak leaves seven dead, officials say

  • More than 80 people diagnosed in outbreak linked to Bronx cooling towers
  • Health officials expect to identify more cases

New York City health officials say seven people with legionnaires’ disease have died amid an outbreak that has sickened dozens more.

Health officials presented updated figures on Monday at a public town hall meeting. They said there have been more than 80 reported diagnoses. Of the 64 people hospitalized with the disease, 28 have been discharged.

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