The worst outbreak of E. coli bacteria in state history continued to grow Tuesday, with the number of suspected cases rising to 804, health officials said.
Of the number of people diagnosed with E. coli symptoms, 112 cases have been confirmed through laboratory testing, according to the state Health Department.
The number of reported cases rose from 771 on Monday. Most of the sick people were infected by consuming water, or food and drinks made with water, from a cow manure-contaminated well at the Washington County Fair in Greenwich last month, health officials said.
Sixty-four people have been hospitalized as a result of the E. coli outbreak. Eleven children developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a complication of E. coli infection that can cause kidney failure. A 3-year-old girl and a 79-year-old man have died.