Eight new MERS deaths take Saudi toll to 102: Ministry

The Saudi health ministry announced eight new deaths from the MERS virus on Sunday taking the kingdom`s death toll from the disease to 102.

AFP| Last Updated: Apr 28, 2014, 01:01 AM IST

Jeddah: The Saudi health ministry announced eight new deaths from the MERS virus on Sunday taking the kingdom`s death toll from the disease to 102.

A full 39 of the deaths have been this month, sparking growing public concern about the virus that first emerged in April 2012.

Among the latest deaths was a nine-month-old infant, the ministry said.