The latest reports on the Edinburgh Legionnaires’ outbreak show that a person suspected of having the disease has died.
The individual, a man in his 60s from south west Edinburgh, had been unwell for a period of time, and is considered to be part of the original outbreak.
The Scottish Government have stressed that the outbreak has peaked.
My sincere condolences go to the family and friends of the patient who has passed away and my thoughts are with them at this very difficult time.
Despite this sad and tragic news, is important to stress that strong evidence still suggests that all cases are associated with the suspected period of exposure and that the outbreak has peaked.
The Scottish Health Secretary says there are 24 confirmed and 37 suspected cases of Legionnaires' disease. She expects this figure to rise.
Legionnaires' is a disease that strikes fear in people and its history shows it can be deadly.
The Scottish Health Secretary will today update MSPs on efforts to deal with a deadly outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in Edinburgh.