The health ministry of South Korea said that a recent death due to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) was reported after a span of eight days raising the toll to 34 and the fatality rate to 18.3 percent.
MERS, a deadly virus, is causing an increase in the death poll in South Korea creating panic across the country. The spread of the MERS corona virus has, however, recently shown signs of abating, with the total number of MERS infection cases remaining unchanged at 186 for three consecutive days.
The South Korean government plans to declare an end to the MERS spread if 28 days, or twice the 14-day duration of the incubation period, pass without any case of infection reported.
The discharge number increased to 119 and a total of 33 patients are under treatment at present. Nine among them are in critical condition and the number of those quarantined rose to 811.