Friday, 23 August 2013

MERS-CoV case tally bursts through 100...

1st Source I saw: FluTrackers
FluTrackers has noted that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Heath site has another batch of cases and a death among people infected with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

Currently the case tally is at 103 with 48 deaths; the proportion of fatal cases is 46.6%


  • 31, Male, underlying conditions, in an intensive care unit, stable, Asir region
  • 55, Male, underlying conditions, contact of another case, asymptomatic
  • 51, died, Riyadh
FluTrackers MERS case list also notes a discrepancy in the KSA tally which suggests another case is positive - but no details whatsoever exist for that. I've added it to the tally for now.

Do we have a MERS-CoV outbreak in Riyadh? Most of the cases in the past 3 days have come from this region.

There is also noise of a case in a Jordanian hospital - I will be updating this post as these data coalesce and we get some more info on the cases.