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SWVA Fungal Meningitis Cases Increase

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The number of people infected locally have increased.

LewisGale Regional Health System says it's seen two more patients test positive for the disease, bringing its total up to 17 since the outbreak began last week.

Carilion Clinic tells us it's had 21 total people test positive, an increase from 16 earlier this week.

Statewide, the CDC says Virginia has seen 27 confirmed cases. We want to emphasize there is a lag in reporting time between local hospitals and the CDC, which accounts for the discrepancy.

Nationally, total cases are up to 137, and 12 deaths.