More people sickened by community Thanksgiving meal surface

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Posted: Dec 02, 2016 11:14 AM

ANTIOCH, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say two more people have come forward to report they were sickened after eating a community Thanksgiving dinner in the San Francisco Bay Area.

KCBS reports (http://cbsloc.al/2gQ4FCP ) that the two new cases bring the total number of people who fell ill after the meal to 21, including three who died.

Golden Hills Community Church in Antioch served 835 people at the city's American Legion Hall. Most of those who got sick developed symptoms within 24 hours of eating the food.

The three people who died were identified by the county coroner's office as 43-year-old Christopher Cappetti, 59-year-old Chooi Keng Cheah, and 69-year-old Jane Evans.

The station reports that the cause of the deaths and illnesses is still under investigation, but county health officials say it's likely a food-borne illness.

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Information from: KCBS-AM.