Public Health England (PHE), the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Sandwell Council are currently looking into 3 confirmed cases of Legionnaire’s disease and 6 suspected cases in West Bromwich.  It would seem that 6 of the patients have been hospitalised and 8 of the cases were reported to PHE in the last week.

The source of the outbreak has not yet been identified but this clearly emphasizes the need for water management especially where buildings are empty or underused due to COVID-19.