DUBAI (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, an 86-year-old resident of Riyadh died due to the MERS coronavirus.
Since the disease was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012, it claimed lives of 481 individuals, the Saudi Arabian ministry stated.
South Korea has recently seen the worst MERS pandemic outside the country of origin. The MERS death toll there has risen to 36, according to the country's health authorities.
The MERS viral respiratory disease is introduced from camels to people, with limited human-to-human transmission, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
There is currently no vaccine for MERS that carries a very high fatality rate of about 36 percent worldwide.