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Friday, December 27, 2013

New MERS death in Saudi; toll 57

Via The Peninsula :

Saudi health authorities announced yesterday a new MERS death, taking to 57 the number of people killed by the coronavirus in the country with the most fatalities.

The health ministry said in a statement on its website that a 73-year-old Saudi man, who suffered from chronic illnesses, died in Riyadh after he contracted MERS.

Authorities also registered four other new MERS cases in the capital.

Two are Saudis, one is a 57-year-old who is chronically ill and in intensive care and the other is a 27-year-old medic.

The other two people infected are foreign medics, a 43-year-old woman and a 35-year-old man."

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