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Saudi announces new Mers death

Published on May 19, 2014 3:32 PM
 
A hospital employee wear as mouth and nose mask as he leaves a local hospital's emergency department, on April 22, 2014 in the Red Sea coastal city of Jeddah. Saudi health authorities reported Monday a new death from the Mers coronavirus, taking to 169 the overall number of fatalities from the disease in the world's worst-hit country. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

RIYADH (AFP) - Saudi health authorities reported Monday a new death from the Mers coronavirus, taking to 169 the overall number of fatalities from the disease in the world's worst-hit country.

The health ministry said on its website that the latest person to fall victim to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome was a 59-year-old man who died on Sunday in the western city of Taif.

It reported two new infections, one in Riyadh and the other in the commercial capital of Jeddah, raising the total number of MERS cases to 531.

Other nations including Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, the Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates and the United States have also recorded cases, mostly in people who had been to the desert kingdom.

 
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