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Six new coronavirus cases detected in Saudi Arabia

The Ministry of Health has confirmed six new cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus infections in the Kingdom last week

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The Ministry of Health has confirmed six new cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus infections in the Kingdom last week, the Saudi Press Agency reported Sunday.

In its weekly bulletin on MERS, the ministry said six new cases were confirmed in Riyadh, Dammam and Turbah, out of 644 samples tested in laboratories all over the Kingdom.

Infographic: New coronavirus cases detected in Saudi Arabia
Infographic: New coronavirus cases detected in Saudi Arabia

The ministry's rapid response team for combating infections in healthcare facilities carried out four visits during the week while public health teams paid six visits to people who had mingled with confirmed cases.

The Ministry of Agriculture carried out two visits. The Health Ministry bulletin said 578 patients from a total of 1,045 confirmed coronavirus cases have recovered while seven people are still under treatment.

This article was first published on July 6 2014 in the Saudi Gazette.