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Jordan - Health ministry reports new case as a 4th Coronavirus death for 2015 - September 7, 2015

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  • Jordan - Health ministry reports new case as a 4th Coronavirus death for 2015 - September 7, 2015

    Health ministry reports 4th Coronavirus death
    Amman, Sep. 7 (Petra)-- A 78-year old man infected with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus, died on Monday bringing the death toll from the SARS-like virus to 4 in Jordan, the Health Ministry confirmed.

    Director of the ministry?s communicable disease control department, Mohammad Abdullat, said the deceased was suffering from blood cancer, diabetes and hypertension and had been diagnosed with the virus earlier after he was admitted to a private hospital.
    //Petra// YK
    7/9/2015 - 02:50:17 PM
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    This is apparently a new case. Here is our WHO confirmed case list for this cluster:

    #1506 - Male, 60, onset July 31, hospitalized August 10, Jordan citizen, hospitalized in Amman in critical condition, on July 28 returned from Saudi Arabia Death WHO
    #1510 - Male, 38, onset August 10, hospitalized August 17, nosocomial contact of case #1506, Jordan WHO
    #1519 - Male, 76, onset & hospitalized on August 25, nosocomial contact of case #1506, critical, Jordan Death link WHO
    #1520 - Female, 47, asymptomatic on home isolation, nosocomial contact of cases #1506, #1510, Jordan WHO
    #1526 - Male 56,onset August 18, nosocomial, died September 1, Jordan Death link WHO
    #1533 - Female, 74/73, onset and hospitalized August 28, nosocomial, Jordan WHO

    Case #1519 (male, age 76) died on Saturday, September 5, and was reported by the Jordanian government media (Petra) as Jordan's 3rd death. link

    The case in post one of this thread is reported as Jordan's 4th death of 2015. Therefore, this person is most probably a new case.