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New Mers death raises Saudi toll to 57 ; four other new cases in Riyadh

Published on Dec 26, 2013 10:57 PM

RIYADH (AFP) - Saudi health authorities announced on Thursday a new Mers death, bringing 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 the capital Riyadh after he contracted Mers.

Authorities also registered four other new MERS cases in Riyadh.

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

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