23 March 2013 - The Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia has informed WHO of a new confirmed case of infection with the novel coronavirus (nCoV).
The patient is a contact of the previous case reported in the Disease Outbreak News on 12 March 2012. This person suffered a mild illness, and has recovered and been discharged from hospital. Currently, there is insufficient information available to allow a conclusive assessment of the mode and source of transmission.
To date, WHO has been informed of a global total of 16 confirmed cases of human infection with nCoV, including nine deaths.
There was another case of coronavirus infection in the Kingdom, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Ziad Al-Memish, undersecretary to the Ministry of Health for Public Health, confirmed the new case. “It was a mild infection in a person from Riyadh and the patient is already discharged from the hospital after complete recovery,” Al-Memish said.