MERS-COV (75): SAUDI ARABIA (RIYADH, AL JAWF, AL QASIM)

Posted on 11TH DEC 2017
tagged MERS-CoV, Saudi Arabia

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Date: Mon 11 Dec 2017
Source: Saudi MOH [edited]
https://www.moh.gov.sa/en/CCC/PressReleases/Pages/default.aspx?PageIndex=1

As of Mon 11 Dec 2017, there have been a total of:
1750 laboratory-confirmed cases of MERS-CoV infection, including
708 deaths [reported case fatality rate 40.5 per cent],
1028 recoveries, and
14 currently active cases/infections.

[As previously mentioned, the numbers of deaths, recoveries, and currently active cases come from my spreadsheet tallies and differ from those listed on the Saudi MOH website; my spreadsheet counts asymptomatic infections as they are reported. One complication is the reporting of cases as either recoveries or deaths that cannot be confirmed as previously reported newly confirmed cases. Another complication is delayed reporting of cases. - Mod.MPP]

Since the last ProMED-mail update, through 29 Nov 2017, there have been a total of:
3 newly confirmed cases,
2 newly reported fatality, and
4 newly reported recoveries.

Information on newly confirmed cases (3 cases)
All 3 newly confirmed cases were:
- Saudi males
- Non-healthcare workers
- Classified as primary cases with high risk exposure histories still under investigation.

Date: 8 Dec 2017 (1 case)
https://www.moh.gov.sa/en/CCC/PressReleases/Pages/statistics-2017-12-08-...?

1- A 90-year-old from Riyadh [Riyadh region] reported to be in critical condition.

Date: 4 Dec 2017 (1 case)
https://www.moh.gov.sa/en/CCC/PressReleases/Pages/statistics-2017-12-04-...?

2- A 64-year old from Sakaka [Al Jawf region] reported to be in stable condition.

Date: 2 Dec 2017 (1 case)
https://www.moh.gov.sa/en/CCC/PressReleases/Pages/statistics-2017-12-02-...?

3- A 71-year-old from Buraidah [Al Qaṣīm region] reported to be in stable condition. Reported as a fatality on 11 Dec 2017 (see fatality No. 1 below).

Information on newly reported fatalities (2 fatalities)
Both fatalities were:
- Saudi males
- Non-healthcare workers
- Had a history of pre-existing co-morbidities
- Classified as primary cases with high risk exposure history still under investigation

Date: 11 Dec 2017 (1 case)
https://www.moh.gov.sa/en/CCC/PressReleases/Pages/statistics-2017-12-11-...?

1- A 71-year-old from Buraidh [Al Qaṣīm region]. [reported as a newly confirmed case on 2 Dec 2017 when he was noted to be in stable condition (see newly confirmed case No. 3 above). - Mod.MPP]

Date: 3 Dec 2017 (1 case)
https://www.moh.gov.sa/en/CCC/PressReleases/Pages/statistics-2017-12-03-...?

2- A 15-year-old Saudi male from Riyadh [Riyadh region]. [reported as a newly confirmed case on 28 Nov 2017 when he was noted to be in critical condition. - Mod.MPP]

Information on newly reported recoveries (4 recoveries)
All 4 reported recoveries were:
- Saudi nationals
- Not healthcare workers
- Noted to be in stable condition

Date: 11 Dec 2017 (1 case)
https://www.moh.gov.sa/en/CCC/PressReleases/Pages/statistics-2017-12-11-...?

1- A 17-year-old male from Riyadh [Riyadh region] with no comorbidities. [Possibly the reported case reported on 28 Nov 2017 as a 13-year-old Saudi male household contact of a 15-year-old Saudi male on 28 Nov 2017 (see fatality No.2 above). - Mod.MPP]

Date: 10 Dec 2017 (1 case)
https://www.moh.gov.sa/en/CCC/PressReleases/Pages/statistics-2017-12-10-...?

2- A 67-year-old female from Bisha [`Asīr region] with a history of pre-existing co-morbidities. [reported as a newly confirmed case on 29 Nov 2017 at which time she was classified as a primary case with high risk exposure history still under investigation. - Mod.MPP]

Date: 3 Dec 2017 (1 case)
https://www.moh.gov.sa/en/CCC/PressReleases/Pages/statistics-2017-12-03-...?

3- A 63-year-old male from Bisha [`Asīr region] with a history of pre-existing co-morbidities. [reported as a newly confirmed case on 20 Nov 2017 at which time he was classified as a primary case with a history of direct contact with camels in the 14 days preceding onset of illness. - Mod.MPP]

Date: 30 Nov 2017 (1 case)
https://www.moh.gov.sa/en/CCC/PressReleases/Pages/statistics-2017-11-30-...?

4- A 49-year-old male from Riyadh [Riyadh region] with a history of pre-existing co-morbidities. [reported as a newly confirmed case on 6 Nov 2017 at which time he was classified as a primary case with high risk exposure history still under investigation. - Mod.MPP]

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[The endemic pattern of sporadic cases continues in Saudi Arabia; with 3 newly confirmed cases reported in the past 12 days, from 3 different regions (Riyadh, Al Jawf and Al Qasim). The reporting pattern in the absence of nosocomial transmission has ranged from 11 cases reported each month in September and October 2017 to 15 cases reported during the months of November 2017 in contrast with the month of August 2017 when there was nosocomial transmission ongoing there were 33 cases reported during that month.

Looking at the classification of the cases during this period (September 2017 through today, 11 Dec 2017), 2 cases were classified as secondary cases in household contacts, 18 were classified as primary cases having contact with camels in the 14 days preceding onset and, 20 cases were classified as primary cases with high risk exposure histories still under investigation.

Maps showing the locations of the newly reported confirmed cases, fatalities and recoveries can be found at the source URLs.

The HealthMap/ProMED map of Saudi Arabia can be found at: http://healthmap.org/promed/p/131. - Mod.MPP]

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