18 New MERS Cases Diagnosed in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia identified 18 new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), pushing the total number of infections in the country so far to 449. Four people died from the disease Wednesday, taking the total death toll in Saudi Arabia to 121 since the form of coronavirus was identified two years ago, Reuters reported, citing a statement of the Health Ministry. The total number of infections nearly doubled in April and has risen by a further 21 percent in May.
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