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Saudi elderly woman dies after contracting MERS

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GDN Online Desk


Riyadh: A Saudi woman died after contracting the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Najran.

The Ministry of Health said that the 73-year-old woman suffered from chronic diseases and died after her health deteriorated.

No other MERS-related case was reported over the past 24 hours.

According to official statistics released by health authorities, more than 1280 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus over the past five years (2010).

At least 550 patients have since died of the deadly disease.

Field studies have shown that 38 per cent of the infections were though proximity to camels and other sick people, while 33pc of the cases were contracted inside health facilities.

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