Six new cases between 21st and 22nd June 2015, with a total of 175 in South Korea. There are now 27 deaths (case fatality rate of 15.4%). According to the South Korean health ministry, “only” 2,805 individuals were still being monitored as of 22nd June, representing approximately a 26.8% drop from the day before. The outbreak remains linked to nosocomial transmission of MERS-CoV primarily, with a smattering of close family contacts. There are no further cases of MERS-CoV infection reported in Thailand, and the index case over there is clinically improving.

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.

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