MERS toll reaches 32 in South Korea

Seoul, June 28 (IANS) South Korea on Sunday reported one more death, due to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), taking the toll to 32, the health ministry said.

The total number of people infected remained unchanged at 182 since Saturday, Xinhua reported, citing the ministry of health and welfare.

With the latest death, the fatality rate has risen to 17.6 percent.

The country’s MERS outbreak has abated recently as only one case was discovered on Saturday.

The number of those quarantined increased from 2,467 on Saturday to 2,562 on Sunday.

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