Within a couple of hours of the last WHO MERS-CoV update, Saudi Arabia has announced another two cases, bringing their total to 70 (h/t @HelenBranswell).
As is typical with Saudi announcements, this is a bare-bones report. Unlike the last half dozen cases we’ve heard about, however, these two patients are receiving treatment in hospital ICUs.
18 July 2013
Within the framework of the epidemiological surveillance of the novel Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced that two confirmed cases of this virus have been recorded. The first case is for a 41-old-year Saudi male in Riyadh. The second case is for a 59-year-old Saudi female in Al-Ahsa governorate. Both cases are at the ICU receiving the proper treatment.
It is worth mentioning that, the MOH has tested 64 samples recently, given that, all of such samples have been proved negative, May Allah be praised, except the cases that have been published.