Saudi Arabia reports MERS-CoV death but no new cases

A female health worker in Saudi Arabia with MERS-CoV died over the weekend, according to a Saudi Ministry of Health (MOH) update yesterday, but the country has gone 18 days with no new cases.

The woman was 42 years old and an expatriate from the city of Jeddah.

A further update today shows that one patient under treatment, a 42-year-old man from Hofuf who is not a health worker, has recovered, bringing the MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) totals for Saudi Arabia to 721 total cases. The number includes 395 recovered patients, 28 active cases, and 298 deaths.



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