KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released an update on the beef E. coli outbreak we reported on earlier this month and Tennessee now stands at 52 cases.
In total, there are currently 177 reported cases across 10 states, resulting in 21 hospitalizations. No deaths have been reported.
The last CDC report saw fewer numbers; the growth in reported cases has grown by less than 30 overall. Officials believe the outbreak began in early March.
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Kentucky has 65 reported cases – the most of all the other states currently affected. The initial outbreak of the E. coli infection was shrouded in mystery with the source unknown, reaching six states at first.
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According to the new report, there are now 10 states with reported cases, several in the South: Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia.
To see the latest CDC map and full report, click here.