Via the KSA MOH English-language MERS page: MOH: '3 New Confirmed Corona Cases Recorded'. Click through for the daily infographic. The total numbers are now 540 cases and 175 deaths. Excerpt:
Total numbers of confirmed cases in the last 24 hours: 3 cases.
Recovered and discharged cases that previously tested positive and are now negative: 2 cases.
The total number of deaths: 2 from previously confirmed cases.
Overview of the Health Status of the Cases:
• 2 cases without symptoms
• 1 critical case in the ICU
Summary of the cases:
a) In Riyadh:
1. A 29-year-old male is isolated at a government hospital. He has been in contact with a confirmed case and does not have any symptoms.
b) In AlMadina:
1. A 35-year-old male is currently in home isolation. He has been in contact with a confirmed case and does not have any symptoms.
c) In Taif:
1. A 66-year-old female, suffering from diabetes, high blood pressure, end stage kidney disease and undergoing dialysis. On Mar 13th, 2014, she developed respiratory symptoms and was admitted to a government hospital. She is currently in the ICU. May Allah grant her a speedy recovery.
Deaths from previously reported cases:
1. A 74-year-old female was admitted to a government hospital in Jeddah. Her case was previously reported on May 19th, 2014. She passed away on May 19th, 2014. May Allah rest her soul.
2. A 72-year-old male was admitted to a government hospital in Riyadh. His case was previously reported on May 14th, 2014. He passed away on May 19th, 2014. May Allah rest his soul.
Recovery from previously reported cases:
1. A 61-year-old female in Jeddah was discharged from a government hospital on May 19th, 2014.
2. A 34-year-old male in Riyadh was discharged from a government hospital on May 19th, 2014.
The Taif case apparently spent two months in hospital with respiratory symptoms, which seems like a long time. But others have been hospitalized for months, like the unfortunate French patient who shared a room with an imported MERS case a year ago. The Taif case also seems to be a nosocomial infection, given that she was undergoing dialysis.