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Published On: Sat, May 4th, 2013

Novel coronavirus update: Three more cases reported in Saudi Arabia, case total is 27

The Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia has informed WHO of an additional three laboratory confirmed cases of infection with the novel coronavirus (nCoV).

The three patients are from the same location as reported earlier in the week. They are currently in critical condition.

This transmission electron micrograph (TEM) revealed the presence of numbers of coronavirus OC43 virions.  Image/CDC

This transmission electron micrograph (TEM) revealed the presence of numbers of coronavirus OC43 virions. Image/CDC

The government is conducting ongoing investigation into this outbreak.

According to preliminary information, at least two confirmed cases are from the same family.

From September 2012 to date, WHO has been informed of a global total of 27 laboratory confirmed cases of human infection with nCoV, including 16 deaths.

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that includes viruses that may cause a range of illnesses in humans, from the common cold to SARS. Viruses of this family also cause a number of animal diseases.

This particular strain of coronavirus has not been previously identified in humans. There is very limited information on transmission, severity and clinical impact with only a small number of cases reported thus far.

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