5 more people died as Saudi Arabia says that Mers virus already has 300 cases

MERS Virus

As per Saudi Arabia on Friday, 14 more cases were discovered with the deadly virus Mers. It already increases to a total number of 313.

The new cases had been reported in the capital Riyadh, Jeddah and Mecca as stated by the health ministry. This was in the past 24 hours. The authorities said that there were also five more registered deaths that were also due to the virus.

Considering that Saudi Arabia will host the pilgrims from around the globe in July during the Ramadan, the rapid increase of the case is a critical concern. There will also be millions of worshipper in early October that will make the annual Haj.

According to the ministry’s website, a total of 92 people already died because of MERS in Saudi Arabia.

The Kingdom witnessed the increased in rate of the infection in the recent weeks. There were many new cases found in Jeddah. The greater portion of the infected people is health care professionals.

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