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New MERS fatality recorded in Saudi Arabia

Saudi health ministry has said a man has died from the MERS coronavirus, bringing the death toll from the respiratory disease in the worst-hit country to 62, AFP has reported. The 55-year-old national, who died in Riyadh from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, was suffering from “chronic illness,” the ministry said. It also announced a new case in the province of Riyadh, bringing the total number of cases in the kingdom to 150 people since the virus first appeared in September 2012.