MERS death toll in Saudi Arabia hits 400


JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia: Four more people have died of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-Cov), raising the total in the Kingdom to 400, the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) Command and Control Center said on Monday (Tuesday in Manila). All the victims were male, and three of them, all Saudis aged 91, 89 and 60, were from Riyadh. The fourth victim was a 45-year-old foreign worker in the central city of Buraidah, said the MOH in a daily bulletin posted on its website. The bulletin said all four fatalities had pre-existing diseases prior to catching the coronavirus. Most other MERS deaths have pre-existing diseases, MOH records show. Four new infections were also reported on Monday.



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