The Saudi MERS cluster continues to grow, and with today’s addition of 6 new cases in Riyadh the August total reaches 90. All but a small handful are linked to a multi-hospital nosocomial outbreak in the capital city, which appears to have begun in mid-July.
For more on the reasons behind this outbreak, see this morning’s Mackay On The Spread Of MERS.
As for today’s cases, all are listed as contacts of known cases, and two are Health Care workers. Half are listed in stable condition, while the other half are critical.