The Valencian health authorities have today confirmed two new cases of Legionnaire's disease connected to the recent outbreak in Calpe, bringing the total number of cases to 18.
According to a statement, French health authorities have provided information about two people with the disease, who stayed at the hotel in question (Diamante Beach Hotel) between January 25th and February 1st.
The health authorities also confirmed that the four people still hospitalised in Benidorm with the disease are stable at the moment.
Of the 18 people affected, 12 are British, four Spanish (three members of the hotel's staff and one tourist) and two French and are aged between 44 and 88 years.
The management of the Diamante Beach hotel in Calpe, where the bacterium was discovered, are carrying out a thorough disinfection of the sanitation system, as required by the health authorities and will be reopening soon.