Via Arab News: 33% MERS infections occurred in hospitals. Excerpt:
Thirty-three percent of 1,252 coronavirus cases reported over the past four years took place within hospitals.
According to statistics, 413 cases emerged inside hospitals, while 12 percent of total cases involved health workers inside hospitals and clinics.
Thirteen percent involved people who came in contact with sick people inside their homes, while 699 cases, or 56 percent, have fully recovered.
This comes as the Ministry of Health has instructed all health department managers to clamp down on those refusing to obtain treatment and are suspected of having the virus.
The ministry said anyone who does not adhere to advice will require medical teams, in coordination with the Infection Control Department and the Department of Patient Relations, to explain to them diagnosis and the fact that leaving the hospital is against all advice and poses harm to society.
The ministry also confirmed it is ready to take harsher measures if the patient refuses to comply and insists on leaving the hospital. On Friday, the ministry announced no new cases have been reported for the seventh day in a row, as well as no new deaths or recovery of patients.