New York Legionnaires' deaths rise to eight, nearly 100 sickened

August 6, 2015 12:25 PM

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The number of deaths from an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in New York has risen to eight and 97 people were reported sick with it, according to statistics released by Mayor Bill de Blasio's office.

More than half of the 92 people hospitalized were treated and released, the mayor's office said on Wednesday.

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