The Rhode Island Department of Health said today that a second person linked to the DeFusco’s Bakery Salmonella outbreak has died. A Health Department spokeswoman said the patient was a man in his 90s from Providence County. He died Thursday. The spokeswoman said the man was being tracked as part of the department’s ongoing investigation. He tested positive for Salmonella and ate a baked good made by DeFusco’s Bakery. Earlier a man in his 80’s died as well.  As of today the Salmonella outbreak toll stood at:

66 Cases Total (65 in Rhode Island, 1 in Massachusetts)

28 Hospitalizations (24 Discharged, 4 Current)

39 Lab-confirmed Salmonella

Now it is two deaths