Stoke & Staffordshire

Stoke-on-Trent Legionnaires' outbreak: New case confirmed

A further case of Legionnaires' disease has been confirmed in an outbreak in Stoke-on-Trent, taking the number of known victims to 21.

Two people have died - Richard Griffin, 64, of Stoke-on-Trent, from multiple organ failure, and a man in his 70s.

The latest confirmed case, also a man in his 70s, is recovering in hospital, the Health Protection Agency said.

A hot tub at the JTF Warehouse in the city has been the focus of investigations.

University Hospital of North Staffordshire said three patients remained in hospital and were in a "stable or improving condition".

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