Health Minister: Victims of coronavirus increase in Saudi Arabia

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Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan.29
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

The number of coronavirus victims have increased in Saudi Arabia reaching 59 people, website of Saudi Arabia's Health Ministry said on Jan.29.

The last death case caused by this disease was in Riyadh, according to the ministry.

The new dangerous coronavirus was found in September 2012 in Saudi Arabia for the first time. Currently, cases of infection with this virus have also been recorded in France, Germany, Jordan and the United Kingdom. Those infected have symptoms resembling SARS.

The genome of the new virus was first deciphered at the Dutch Erasmus Medical Centre where the virus was assigned hCoV-EMC index (human Corona Virus-Erasmus Medical Centre). The virus belongs to the family of coronaviruses where they got the name for numerous growths on the surface resembling the solar corona and cause different diseases ranging from the common cold to SARS.

SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) was recorded in November 2002 in southern China and spread throughout 29 states. Coronavirus SARS-CoV became the originator of this infection.

Translated by L.Z.

Edited by S.M.

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