Foodborne Illness

More people sickened by community Thanksgiving meal surface

A man walks outside of the American Legion Hall, which served a free Thanksgiving dinner, in Antioch, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. San Francisco Bay Area health officials were trying to determine if three people who died and five who were sickened after eating the Thanksgiving dinner at the church event held at American Legion Hall got sick there or at the assisted living facility where they all lived. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

A man walks outside of the American Legion Hall, which served a free Thanksgiving dinner, in Antioch, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. San Francisco Bay Area health officials were trying to determine if three people who died and five who were sickened after eating the Thanksgiving dinner at the church event held at American Legion Hall got sick there or at the assisted living facility where they all lived. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)  (Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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.

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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.