The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health (MOH) reported a new case of MERS-CoV over the weekend.
The 89-year-old Saudi man from Baljurashi in the southwestern part of the country is in stable condition after being diagnosed as having MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus). The source of his infection is listed as “primary,” meaning it’s unlikely he contracted the disease from another person.
The latest case raises Saudi Arabia’s total number of MERS-CoV illnesses since the virus was detected for the first time in humans in 2012 to 1,695, with 689 deaths. Eleven people are still being treated for their infections.