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MERS virus claims three more lives in Saudi Arabia

The victims were a 41-year-old Saudi man, a 75-year-old expatriate man and a 61-year-old Saudi man

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Three people who were being treated for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus at a government hospital in Riyadh have died and four others have contracted the deadly virus within the space of 24 hours on Monday.

According to the Health Ministry, the victim included a 41-year-old Saudi man, a 75-year-old expatriate man and a 61-year-old Saudi man. It said all victims were suffering from other underlying health conditions and had been confined to hospital for some time.

This article was first published in the Saudi Gazette on Tuesday, March 10. 2015.