Dozens of additional cases of  Salmonella Poona infections have been reported in the past several days in the multistate outbreak linked to cucumbers from Mexico, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports today.

The case count has jumped by 56 since Sept. 4 including a second death, this one reported in Texas in a person with serious underlying health conditions who died in late August.

The case total now stands at 341 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Poona have been reported from 30 states. The new cases were reported from Alaska (1), Arizona (6), California (21), Hawaii (1), Illinois (1), Louisiana (1), Missouri (1), New Mexico (3), Oklahoma (3), Oregon (5), Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina (1), Texas (9), and Washington (1).

70 people total required hospitalization for their illness.

On September 4, 2015, Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce voluntarily recalled all cucumbers sold under the “Limited Edition” brand label during the period from August 1, 2015 through September 3, 2015 because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

Robert Herriman is a microbiologist and the Editor-in-Chief of Outbreak News Today and the Executive Editor of The Global Dispatch

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Related: Canada: Safeway and others recall cucumbers due to Salmonella risk