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MERS death toll in Saudi reaches 61

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Saudi health authorities announced on Sunday the death of an elderly woman from the MERS coronavirus, bringing the death toll from the respiratory disease in the kingdom to 61. 

A foreign worker wears a mask as he rides past the King Fahad hospital in Hofuf, 370 km east of Riyadh, on June 16, 2013.

The 81-year-old, who died from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in Riyadh, was suffering from several chronic illnesses, the health ministry website said.

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