There are four more confirmed Legionnaires' disease cases in the South Bronx, bringing the total to 119, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wedsnesday.
The death toll still stands at 12, he said, and the number of patients with Legionnaires' who have been treated and discharged from area hospitals has increased to 88.
City officials were waiting Wednesday for test results to confirm their assertion that the boutique Opera House Hotel in the South Bronx is the origin of the outbreak and the contamination of a cluster of more than 30 buildings that have since been decontaminated.
The owner of the hotel, which has been seen as a symbol of the long-beleaguered South Bronx's transformation, is furious at de Blasio and the city health chief, Dr. Mary Bassett, for the fingerpointing.
Officials said a cooling tower atop the hotel is the culprit.