The ‘Novel Coronavirus‘ that first appeared in Saudi Arabia last year is continuing to slowly spread. Arab News reports another death in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia with three more patients being diagnosed with having the disease.

MOH confirms 7th coronavirus death in Al-Ahsa

Another person in the eastern town of Al-Ahsa died of coronavirus infection, bringing to seven the death toll in the past few days, the Ministry of Health said today.

While calling for increased vigilance, the MOH said in a statement that there is no cause for alarm as the spread of the new respiratory virus is considered “limited”.

The total number of confirmed cases is 13, including the seven deaths. All the victims are Saudis and all were confined at one hospital in Al-Ahsa, said the statement.

Deputy Health Minister for Planning Mansour Al-Hawasi said at a news conference that the recent cases in the eastern region are under control.

Al-Hawasi said that three more people have contracted coronavirus bringing the total number of casualties to 13. All victims are from Al-Ahsa.

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