Agence France-PresseApril 18, 2014 11:35
A foreigner has died after she contracted MERS in the Saudi capital, the health ministry said on announced Friday, bringing the nationwide death toll to 73.
The 55-year-old woman, whose nationality was not disclosed, was suffering from chronic illnesses, a statement said.
The health ministry said five other people living in Riyadh were infected with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, two of them foreigners.
Late on Thursday, the ministry reported the death of a 70-year-old Saudi woman in the western city of Jeddah where the virus has spread in recent weeks.