Saudi Health Ministry figures show that 10 more people in Saudi Arabia have died from MERS over the past week, according to The Daily Star.

The latest deaths occurred between February 20 and 26, adding to a surge of cases which has killed 27 people since the start of the month.

Doctor Abdul Aziz bin Saeed, who heads the center coordinating the ministry’s response to MERS, warned in early February that a rise in cases typically occurs around this time of year.

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