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Published On: Sat, Mar 23rd, 2013

WHO reports 16th novel coronavirus case, again from Saudi Arabia

A new confirmed case of novel coronavirus (nCoV), the 16th case,  has been reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 23.

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The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health reports the patient is a contact of the previous case reported on March 12.

This patient suffered only a mild illness and has recovered from the disease.

Although this current patient was a contact with the 15th case reported two weeks ago, the WHO will not call it person-to-person transmission. They say there is “insufficient information available” to allow a conclusive assessment of the mode and source of transmission.

To date, WHO has been informed of a global total of 16 confirmed cases of human infection with nCoV, including nine deaths. This case is the ninth case reported from Saudi Arabia.

Of the 16 confirmed cases reported to date, nine resulted in death.

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- Writer, Co-Founder and Executive Editor of The Global Dispatch. Robert has been covering news in the areas of health, world news and politics for a variety of online news sources. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the website, Outbreak News Today and hosts the podcast, Outbreak News Interviews on iTunes, Stitcher and Spotify Robert is politically Independent and a born again Christian Follow @bactiman63

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