Saturday, February 23, 2013
Saudi Arabia: More Details on Latest Confirmed Case #NCoV
23 February 2013
A Riyadh resident has died from a rare form of a coronavirus, according to the Saudi Ministry of Health (MoH).
Undersecretary to the Ministry of Health for Public Health, Dr. Ziad Al-Memish, told Arab News yesterday that the victim was a 61-year-old Saudi woman. The cause of death was confirmed by a laboratory test.
It is the third such fatality in the Kingdom and the constitutes the 13th confirmed case of a coronavirus infection. It is the seventh death blamed on the virus worldwide.
The Saudi patient was hospitalized on Jan. 29 in a hospital in Riyadh and died there on Feb. 10.
The woman had recently returned from abroad with symptoms of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), the official said. She did not respond to treatment.
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