Saudi Arabia says has 113 more MERS cases than previously thought

June 03, 2014 - 6:25:41 pm

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia said on Monday that a review of health data had identified an additional 113 confirmed cases of the sometimes deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) that had not been previously recorded, bringing the total to 688.

The death toll in the kingdom from the virus has been raised to 282 from 190, the statement, distributed by the Health Ministry in an email, said. (Reuters)