The number of new MERS cases reported by the MOH continues at a low level today, with just one case reported in Jeddah – making the third case from Jeddah in less than a week.
While details are scant, today’s case (a 30 y.o. female) is not listed as a contact of a previously identified case (the other two were reported as `under review’).
While the overall number of cases is down this week - with the influx of 2 million religious pilgrims for the Hajj - this sort of unexplained community transmission raises a lot of concerns. In 2014 Jeddah was the epicenter of several large nosocomial outbreaks of MERS.
Additionally, the MOH announced 2 recoveries, and 4 deaths from the virus.