MERS-CoV cases in South Korea now stand at 162, with 20 deaths (12.3%). There were 4 and 8 cases confirmed on Monday and Tuesday respectively. Yahoo! News reported that a few of the new patients had not been under quarantine, despite being known contacts of cases.

MERS-CoV cases in South Korea according to date of confirmation and hospitals involved.

MERS-CoV cases in South Korea according to date of confirmation and hospitals involved.

Two-thirds of the infected patients are male, and the youngest is 16 years. Healthcare staff comprise <15% of all patients at this point in time.

MERS-CoV-infected patients in South Korea, by age group and gender.

MERS-CoV-infected patients in South Korea, by age group and gender.

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