China Post South Korea on Sunday reported its 32nd death from MERS as the virus's mortality rate continued to rise even as the pace of the outbreak appeared to slow. via AFP
'A 55-year-old man died Saturday
of Middle East Respiratory Disease, the health ministry said, putting
the latest mortality rate at 17.5 percent.
'That is up from 15
percent a week ago and 10 percent two weeks ago, though still lower than
World Health Organization figures which put the mortality rate for the
disease at around 36 percent.
'The man was diagnosed on June 9
after contracting the virus at Samsung Medical Center in Seoul — the
epicenter of the outbreak where about 90 patients, visitors and medical
staff had been infected.'