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MERS Statistics(August 28)

  • Date : 2015-08-28
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¨ Table 1. Current status of MERS cases in the Republic of Korea

Classification

of cases

Laboratory- confirmed cases

Discharged

Deaths

Under Treatment

Released from quarantine

Total

186

140

36

10*

16,693

No additional confirmed cases have been reported for 54 straight days since July 4.

Today, one patient will be discharged from hospital. He is #146 (male, 55) who has been treated in a general ward.

*9 out of the 10confirmed cases under treatment tested negative for MERS-CoV and are being treated in general wards.

Currently, 7 cases are in a stable conditionwhile3are unstable. The 3 unstable cases are relying on devices such as an artificial respirator or ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) for the maintenance of oxygen saturation.

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