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03 March 2024

2 die of Mers in Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia on Saturday announced two deaths from, and two infections of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (Mers-CoV) over the last 24 hours.

The Ministry of Health said in an update on its website that the two victims were from capital Riyadh and Buraidah, while the two infected patients were from Alkhobar in the eastern region and Riyadh.

"Two cases have recovered completely," the ministry added.

The latest cases bring the infections to 902 of them 385 lost their lives and 491 recovered.