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South Korea reports 20th MERS death

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Published on June 19, 2015 with No Comments

South Korea announced its 20th death from the MERS virus as criticism grew of efforts to contain the outbreak, with alarming reports of new cases slipping through a quarantine that already affects thousands. A 54-year-old woman died of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome on Thursday after being diagnosed on June 5, the health ministry said.
It also reported eight new patients including four who had been infected at Samsung Medical Centre in Seoul, considered the epicentre of the outbreak.This took the total number of infections including those who have died to 162, the largest outbreak outside Saudi Arabia.
Seventeen patients are in critical condition, the ministry said, adding 19 had recovered and been released from hospital.

 

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