Friday, 26 July 2013

MERS-CoV: new case and a death in previous case both from Asir Province

Hat tip to crofsblogs and FluTrackers

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) Ministry of Health (MOH) website announces a new case (83, no other details) and the death (no details at all; FluTrackers believe it could be case 66M1, announced 26.07.13) in a previously confirmed case. Both from Asir province (population 1.9 million).

The KSA MOH website is having some issues just now though.

Cases now at 91 / Deaths at 46
PFC2: 50.5%

The MERS-CoV page on VDU has been updated with these numbers.

For general info, The World Bank lists the 2012 population of Saudi Arabia (2010 census) as 28.29 million.

 In 2007, the proportion of the KSA population:
  • 65-years and older: 2.8%
  • 0-14-year old: 32.4%
  • 15-16-year old: 64.8%
  • 1.37 males for every female.
For MERS-CoV cases (with data available) :
  • Average age of cases (including deaths) is 53-years
  • 65-years or older: 29%
  • 3:1 males aged 65-years or older
  • Males: 61.9% of cases; 77% of deaths are in males

166M-"M" means "year old Male"
2 PFC - see earlier post