S Korea reports 3 more MERS cases

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SORRY ABOUT THE EPIDEMIC Jay Y. Lee, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, bows to make an apology during a public address on the MERS outbreak in Seoul on June 23, 2015. Samsung’s heir apparent on June 23 bowed in apology for one of the group’s flagship hospitals becoming an epicenter of the MERS outbreak as South Korea reported three new cases, but no additional deaths. AFP PHOTO

SORRY ABOUT THE EPIDEMIC
Jay Y. Lee, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, bows to make an apology during a public address on the MERS outbreak in Seoul on June 23, 2015. Samsung’s heir apparent on June 23 bowed in apology for one of the group’s flagship hospitals becoming an epicenter of the MERS outbreak as South Korea reported three new cases, but no additional deaths. AFP PHOTO

SEOUL: South Korea on Tuesday reported three new MERS cases but no additional deaths, bringing to 175 the total number of confirmed cases.

Two of the three new carriers came into contact with the virus at two different hospitals in Seoul, including the Samsung Medical Center, one of the epicenters of the outbreak, the health ministry said.

The third case was a family member of another patient.

Separately, a 39-old woman who had been infected with the virus and recovered gave birth to a baby at Samsung Medical Center on Tuesday, Yonhap news agency said.


Of the 175 confirmed cases, 27 have died, 54 have recovered and been released from hospital and 94 are still being treated. Of them, 16 are on life support.

Some 2,805 people are still under quarantine, down around one quarter from Monday.

AFP

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