Via The Jordan Times: Kingdom registers sixth MERS death, 11th case. Excerpt and then a comment:
The Kingdom has registered its sixth Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus-related fatality of a 69-year-old man, a Ministry of Health official said on Sunday.
Sultan Qasrawi, director of the ministry’s communicable diseases directorate, said the patient was diagnosed with the disease on May 23, and died last Wednesday after five days in hospital.
He explained that the man was suffering from high blood pressure and diabetes.
“We are still investigating how he contracted the disease,” Qasrawi told The Jordan Times, adding that a new case of corona was also diagnosed this week in one of medics working at a hospital in Zarqa, some 22km east of Amman.
With this case, the total number of MERS coronavirus cases diagnosed in the Kingdom, since the discovery, of the first one in 2012, is 11.
Of the six deaths registered in Jordan, three were medics, according to ministry officials.
The hospital in Zarqa is of course where the first MERS cases occurred—though they weren't identified as such at the time. I'm not sure if the count of 11 cases actually includes those original cases as well.