After weeks of silence from the Kingdom, this report in Arab News: MERS eyed in death of Bangladeshi doctor in Riyadh.
A Bangladeshi doctor, who was working at Prince Salman Hospital in Riyadh, died on Wednesday and it is suspected that he died of the MERS coronavirus, sabq.org quoted hospital sources as saying.
The website did not give the name of the doctor but said the man was showing symptoms of being affected by the deadly virus. The hospital had given the doctor maximum care to save his life, the sources said.
The hospital would not confirm whether the doctor had died of MERS as this should be confirmed by the Health Ministry after conducting necessary tests. According to one report, 57 people have so far died of MERS in the Kingdom after the number of people affected by the virus reaching 141.
Update: A quick check of Saudi media shows this story nowhere else but Arab News, and I see FluTrackers have picked up the same report. I checked sabq.org, but couldn't find the MERS report.
It's very unusual for Saudi media to pick up any MERS story before the Ministry of Health has issued an official announcement, and the media rarely add anything new. Even those tweeting on #Corona tend to repeat the same story from those media.
However, I do see two tweets there that seem to describe this case—both mention Prince Salman Hospital in Riyadh. The earlier one, posted 21 hours ago, says "God bless the deceased doctor," while the other (posted 15 hours ago) says: "For residents of the city died yesterday and hospital nurse, Dr. Prince Salman district Aeryjae Please alert Corona..."
Whether this is a genuine suspected case or just a false alarm, check the Kingdom's Arabic corona page. Even if you can't translate it, you'll see the numbers 141 and 57: The confirmed cases in Saudi Arabia so far, and the number of deaths. Neither number has changed in many days—odd in itself, when MERS kills so many of its victims.
If either number has changed when you check the page, you'll know something is up.