3 New MERS Cases in S Korea

3 New MERS Cases in S Korea3 New MERS Cases in S Korea

South Korea has reported three new cases of the Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome, bringing the total number of people infected to 169 in the largest outbreak outside Saudi Arabia. The country’s Health Ministry also reported its 25th fatality on Sunday, after the death of a patient who also had a heart condition and diabetes.

A day earlier, the ministry said no new cases were reported, raising hopes that Seoul was winning the battle to contain the virus. Two of the cases newly diagnosed involved medical workers, AFP reported. They included a doctor who treated a MERS patient and a medical worker who had taken x-rays of a patient.

A total of 43 people have so far recovered and have been released from hospital.