Riyadh: The overall number of patients diagnosed with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Saudi Arabia has risen to 33, according to Almarsd.
The Saudi Ministry of Health announced the updated number of infected patients, warning that MERS-CoV cases are on the rise. One patient died after contracting the disease in the Saudi region of Wadi Al Dawaser.
According to the ministry, 27 patients diagnosed with the disease are under treatment at hospitals while six others have been quarantined at home.
In statements on TV, Assistant Undersecretary for Preventive Health Dr Abdulla Al Assiri blamed the rise of cases on people’s proximity to camels in several regions of Saudi Arabia.