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Published On: Sun, Aug 25th, 2013

MERS coronavirus cases top 100 globally

The global Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) outbreak has topped 100 cases this week as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) put the total count at 103 as of Friday.

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The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health reported the following on their “Novel Coronavirus” website  Thursday–they announced registering two virus-injured incidences in Asir. The first case is for a citizen aging 31; he was suffering from several chronic diseases. Currently, he is being treated in the Intensive Care, and his condition is stable. As for the other case, it is for a citizen aging 55; he was in contact with a confirmed case. He did not show any symptoms.

In addition, the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced a Coronavirus-caused death of a citizen aging 51 in Riyadh. He was suffering from cancer and chronic diseases.

The current Saudi Arabia total for MERS-CoV is 82 cases, with half of them (41) dying as a result of the infection.

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MERS Cases and Deaths,
April 2012 – Present

Current as of August 23, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

Countries Cases (Deaths)
France 2 (1)
Italy 3 (0)
Jordan 2 (2)
Qatar 3 (1)
Saudi Arabia 82 (41)
Tunisia 2 (0)
United Kingdom (UK) 3 (2)
United Arab Emirates (UAE) 6 (2)
Total 103 (49)
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