Saudi Arabia says MERS coronavirus kills four more


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Source: Reuters

Four more people have died and three more have fallen ill in Saudi Arabia from the new SARS-like coronavirus MERS-CoV, the Saudi Health Ministry said on Monday.

The ministry said the four deaths were among previously registered cases. The new infections were in Eastern Province, in the capital Riyadh and in Red Sea port city of Jeddah.

Saudi Arabia has been the country most affected by the respiratory-system virus, with 49 confirmed cases, of whom 32 have died, according to data from the ministry.

The worldwide death toll released by the World Health Organization (WHO) on June 15 stood at 34.

Read more: Saudi Arabia says MERS coronavirus kills four more | Reuters
 

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