Two deaths bring MERS toll to 189

Medical workers leave the hospital’s emergency department, in this April 27, 2014 photo, in the Saudi capital Riyadh. (AFP)

Two people died and one person was infected with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) on Sunday, bringing the death toll to 189 out of 571 cases since September 2012.

The two latest victims were among previously reported patients.

They were a 55-year-old man at a government hospital in Riyadh and 45-year-old woman at a government hospital in Jeddah, while the new patient is a 56-year-old man in Makkah who suffers from diabetes and hypertension. The patient is said to be in stable condition and is in quarantine at home.

A 45-year-old man was discharged from a government hospital in Riyadh after making a full recovery.





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