The Robert Koch Institute said Thursday that 42 deaths have now been reported in Germany, up from 39 a day earlier. One person has died in Sweden.
It wasn't immediately clear when the three additional deaths occurred. There is sometimes a delay in reporting cases.
The number of new infections has declined significantly over the past two weeks.
The disease control center says a total of 3,688 people have now been reported ill in Germany, including 823 suffering from a complication that can lead to kidney failure. Another 114 cases have been reported in other countries.
The source of the bacteria has been traced to a vegetable sprout farm in northern Germany. Source