Saudi Arabia reports new MERS death

February 18, 2014 12:23 am

The Saudi government has announced a Saudi man has died from a new respiratory virus related to SARS, bringing to 60 the number of deaths in the kingdom at the centre of the outbreak, the Associated Press has reported. The health ministry said the man, who died in a Riyadh hospital, was among four newly detected cases, bringing the number to 145 of people who have been infected with the virus in the country since September 2012.