A elderly man from Dammam, Saudi Arabia is the latest Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) reported from the Kingdom, according to a Ministry of Health release Monday.

The 69-year-old man, with preexisting conditions, is currently being treated in intensive care.

He is the 724th MERS-CoV case reported in Saudi Arabia. There has also been 301 fatalities due to the novel coronavirus since first seen in 2012. For more infectious disease news and information, visit and “like” the Infectious Disease News Facebook page

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