06 July 2013
the framework of the epidemiological surveillance of the novel
Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced that
three confirmed cases have been recorded. Two cases are for 66 and
69-year-old Saudi males in Riyadh, and now at the ICU. The third case is
for a female resident, who works at the health staff in Hafr Al-Batin.
Furthermore, the MOH has announced the death of two citizens, who had
been previously announced to be infected with this virus. The first
case is for a 53-year-old citizen in the Eastern Region, that is to be
added to a two-year-old child in Jeddah who had been suffering from
chronic pulmonary diseases, May Allah have mercy upon them.
It is worth mentioning that, the MOH has tested 77 samples at
laboratories since the last statement, given that, all of them have been
proved negative, May Allah be praised, except the cases that have been