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MERS outbreak in Korea shows signs of easing Updated: 2015-06-30 14:18:19 KST

Korean health authorities have confirmed an additional death from the MERS outbreak.
However, no new cases have been reported since Saturday, leading them to cautiously suggest the outbreak is on the wane.
The latest victim was an 81-year-old female patient who had existing health conditions.
With the latest death, the fatality rate of MERS in Korea has risen to 18 percent, still far lower than the global average of 40 percent.
As we said, the number of confirmed cases remains unchanged for the third consecutive day at 182.
In addition, two more patients, both in their 60s, have made full recoveries, raising the number of patients discharged from hospitals to 95.
Meanwhile, Pyeongtaek St. Mary's Hospital in Gyeonggi-do Province, where Korea's first patient was treated before his case was confirmed on May 20, says it will resume normal operations from Wednesday, after the government lifted a quarantine order on the hospital.
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