After the absence of a new Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) case in the Saudi kingdom for at least a month, the Ministry of Health (MOH) reports a case in a 72-year-old Riyadh man.

In addition, the MOH reported the fatality of a previously reported 74-year-old Riyadh man.

The new MERS-CoV data from the Saudi Arabia Health Ministry is as follows:  27 cases under care, 396 recovered, 722 total, and 299 deaths. For more infectious disease news and information, visit and “like” the Infectious Disease News Facebook page

As of July 23, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) global MERS count is 837 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with MERS-CoV including at least 291 related deaths

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