Corona death toll in Saudi Arabia hits 189
Man, wearing a surgical mask as a precautionary measure against novel coronavirus, near a hospital - REUTERS/Stringer

RIYADH: The number of MERS coronavirus deaths has hit 189, out of 571 confirmed human infections in Saudi Arabia, the Saudi health ministry said Sunday.

Of the 571 cases, only one of the afflicted has recovered, the ministry added.

The virus was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012.

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