September 9, 2013
The Saudi Ministry of Health has reported three more deaths from the MERS virus and five additional infections. The most recent fatalities involved a 74 year old man, a 56 year old health care worker and a 53 year old from Riyadh. Five new infections were also reported including a three year old child and a young man of 18 years.
There have been 110 cases of MERS reported worldwide, of which 96 have occurred in the Saudi Kingdom. 47 of the 52 reported deaths are from that country.