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Saudi Arabia Reports 4 More Deaths, 3 More Illnesses From MERS

“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,” Reuters reports, noting, “The ministry said the four deaths were among previously registered cases.” As the most affected country, Saudi Arabia has recorded “49 confirmed cases, of whom 32 have died, according to data from the ministry,” the news service writes (Habboush/Kelland, 6/17). According to a WHO update, “Globally, from September 2012 to date, WHO has been informed of a total of 64 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with MERS-CoV, including 38 deaths” (6/17).

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