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Ont. hospital confirms 26 more patients got diluted chemo drugs

A London, Ont., hospital says 26 more cancer patients received watered-down chemotherapy drugs, in addition to the more than 1,100 patients in Ontario and New Brunswick.

That brings the total number of patients affected at the hospital to 691 — 651 adults and 40 children.

London Health Sciences Centre says it believes 117 of the adult patients have died, but the deaths can’t be directly attributed to the diluted drugs.

It says they can’t be 100 per cent certain of the number of deaths, since they’re not always notified when a patient has died after treatment.

The additional 26 patients were identified after conducting a second, more thorough assessment of its files.

The hospital says it has already contacted all the patients.