Saudi Arabia reports 10 more deaths from MERS virus, 20 other cases

A man a wearing mask looks on as he stands next to camels at a camel market in the village of al-Thamama near Riyadh May 11, 2014

Saudi Arabia said that 10 more people infected with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) had died over the last two days and identified 20 new cases of the virus, pushing the total number of infections in the country to 511.

Five of the deaths were reported on Tuesday and five on Wednesday, according to statements on the health ministry’s website.

They took the death toll in Saudi Arabia to 157 since MERS, a coronavirus like Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), was identified two years ago.

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