Saudi Arabia's health ministry today announced two more Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infections, one of which appears to be in a health worker with an asymptomatic infection who had contact with a confirmed case, according to a machine-translation of a statement posted on the ministry's Web site.
The health worker is a 26-year-old working in Riyadh, and the second case is in a 51-year-old resident of the Jawf region who has underlying medical conditions and is hospitalized in an intensive care unit in Riyadh. The relationship between the case-patients isn't clear from the translation, nor are their genders.
The new cases raise Saudi Arabia's MERS-CoV count to 132 cases with 55 deaths.
MERScoV, a Saudi-based tweeter, says both cases are females.