South Korea MERS cases rise to 108

Seoul, June 10 (IANS) South Korea health ministry has reported 13 more cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) on Wednesday, raising the total number to 108.

The death toll has increased to nine as two more patients died on Wednesday, reported Xinhua news agency.

Among the new cases, 10 people contracted the virus at the Samsung Medical Center in Seoul, according to South Korea’s ministry of health and welfare.

The total confirmed cases for MERS at the Samsung hospital surged to 47, followed by 36 cases in the Pyeongtaek St. Mary’s Hospital, 60 km south of Seoul, where the first cases were identified on May 20.

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