'No increase in Legionnaires' patients in intensive care'

The Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon has said that despite two new cases of Legionnaires' disease, there are still only seven people being treated in intensive care. That number is down from 15 last Sunday. She said:

I am pleased to see that the number being treated in intensive care has not increased. However, these people remain critically ill and NHS Lothian are continuing to provide expert, round-the-clock care.

– Nicola Sturgeon, Health Secretary

Anyone concerned about the outbreak can get information from NHS Lothian's website ( or the NHS24 Legionnaires' disease helpline on 08000 858 531.