Two more MERS deaths in Saudi Arabia

The Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia confirmed on 2 January that two more people have died in the country of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

There has also been one new case of infection.

The two deaths were of a 63 year old Saudi woman in Buraidah and a 50 year old Saudi man died Khamis Mushayt.

This brings the total number of deaths so far to 635 since the virus first emerged in the Saudi Arabia in June 2012.


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