Health authorities confirmed 12 more cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and five deaths due to the sickness in Saudi Arabia as of Oct. 26.
Six of the cases were in Taif, four in Riyadh, one in Madinah and one in Skaka. The patients’ ages range from 17-75. Nine of the patients are men and 10 of the patients are Saudi nationals. Health professionals confirmed that 10 of the patients also have other health concerns.
Only two of the patients traveled outside their home cities in the 14 days before their symptoms arose and none of the patients had recently performed Umrah/Hajj.
The patients do not share contact with camels or camel products, though two of the patients live in regions populous with camels.