The Korean Centers for Disease Control updated the case tally today (computer translated) and reported three additional cases and two fatalities due to infection with the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

This brings the total to 172 cases and 27 deaths.

Information on the new cases is as follows: A patient who had contact with a confirmed case in Konkuk University Medical Center on June 6; a patient who had contact with another confirmed case in the emergency room of Samsung Medical Center from May 27 to 29; and a health-care worker of Dae-Cheong Hospital.

A total of 50 people have now been released from the hospital, and 95 remain under treatment.  Of those, 14 are listed as “not stable”.

In addition, this weekend the Korean Society for Infectious Diseases (KSID) released their findings of an analysis of nearly 100 MERS patients and found that two-thirds of the patients had some kind of co-morbidity, while 36.7 percent did not.

According to the findings, most of the infections diagnosed (86.7%) was the first main symptom is fever. Other cough (37.8%), phlegm (23.5%), myalgia (27.8%), dyspnea (18.4%), headache (14.3%), diarrhea (11.2%), sore throat (7.1 percent) followed behind.