MERS Spreading: Saudi Arabia Registers 10 More Cases After Egypt Discovers First Patient – 27 April 2014

RT logoSaudi Arabia has confirmed 10 more cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) a day after Egypt registered its first incidence of the deadly SARS-like coronavirus. The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed concern about the growing numbers.

On Friday, Saudi Arabia announced that it had discovered 14 more cases, meaning the total number of infected patients then stood at 313. On Sunday the country confirmed a further 10 cases, bringing the number to 323.
On Sunday, two more deaths were reported. Ninety-six of all MERS cases in the country have so far been fatal. The death rate for the illness stands at approximately 40 percent, and since the beginning of April cases have spiked with a 65 percent jump – 127 cases have been announced this month alone.

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