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MOH: ‘6 MERS-CoV Cases Reported Last Week’
05 July 2015
In its weekly press release, the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced that six confirmed cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) have been reported in Riyadh and Dammam last week, from June 28th to July 4th, 2015, corresponding to Ramadan 11th to 17th, 1436H (the 27th International Week).
“During the same period, 644 samples were tested for Coronavirus at the MOH laboratories across the Kingdom. The number of visits by Rapid Response Teams-IPC was four, while the total number of visits by public health teams to persons in contact with positive cases was six,” indicated the Ministry, adding that the number of persons who were in contact with positive cases at homes was sixty one, and the number of visits by the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) was two.
Besides, the Ministry announced that 578 cases out of the total of 1,045 confirmed cases have been cured, at a rate of 55.3%. There are seven other cases still receiving treatment.
Within the same vein, the Command and Control Center (CCC) keeps on its efforts around the clock by carrying out epidemiological surveillance tasks, making sure that all governmental and private health facilities abide by infection control measures, as well as coordinating with the relevant governmental sectors, international health organizations, including the World Health Organization (WHO), and think-tanks to follow up all developments regarding Coronavirus.
Over and above, the Ministry keeps on its efforts and full coordination with the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA), to launch anti-Coronavirus awareness campaigns at the gathering places of camels to urge camels’ owners and shepherds to be careful and take protective measures when dealing with camels.
Finally, the MOH highlighted that it will remain committed to the preset preparations and cooperative efforts with other parties, including the Saudi community and healthcare staff, who represent the cornerstone in this regard.

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