The Legionnaires' outbreak at the Illinois Veterans Home, in Quincy, has claimed the lives of seven people, according to the Adams County Health Department.
Health officials say 32 others, including employees and residents, have also tested positive.
The seven residents who've died from the outbreak had underlying health conditions and an average age of 86, health officials said,
Older adults with weaker immune systems are especially vulnerable to Legionnaires' disease but there was some good news Tuesday.
Residents are drinking bottled water and taking sponge baths to avoid using the tap water.