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Two Saudis die of MERS virus

Two Saudis have died after contracting the MERS coronavirus, the health ministry said on Thursday, bringing the total number of fatalities from the SARS-like virus in the kingdom to 49. A 75-year-old woman, who had suffered chronic illnesses, died in the western city of Medina, while a man, 83, who…

Qatar announces its first MERS coronavirus death

A woman has died in Qatar after contracting the MERS coronavirus, becoming the first recorded fatality from the SARS-like virus in the Gulf state, local press reported on Wednesday. The 56-year-old Qatari victim, who already had chronic illnesses, died on August 31, a week after she was admitted to intensive…

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