World Bulletin / News Desk
One more person died in Qatar after contracting the coronavirus, raising the death toll from the virus in the country to four, health officials said.
Qatar's Supreme Council Of Health (SCH) announced the death of a 61-year old expat patient who had been battling several chronic health issues and tested positive for coronavirus.
Meanwhile, a 48-year-old patient recovered and was discharged from hospital after having kept under control for three weeks, the SCH said in a press statement.
Nine cases of “Corona” have been confirmed in Qatar this year. Three of the cases were detected among foreigners coming to the country to work, while the other six were Qatari citizens.
Around the world, Coronavirus- the nightmare of middle eastern countries- has killed 63 people, 53 of whom were in Saudi Arabia. The number of infected people rose to 148 in the region since September 2012, including 127 in Saudi Arabia, nine in Qatar, six in the United Arab Emirates, three in Tunisia, two in Jordan and one in Oman.
Coronavirus has also been found in some European countries such as the UK, France, Germany and Italy.
During an epidemic of SARS (ancestor of Corona) in 2003, more than 800 people- mostly from the Asian continent- lost their lives. The virus destroys the lungs and kidneys of victims and no cure is available as of yet. Symptoms include long-lasting fever and cough, as with SARS. It is presumed that long-term physical contact causes infection.Last Mod: 20 Kasım 2013, 11:52