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Saudi Arabia has now logged 22 MERS cases in 2019, and at least 4 new cases in Wadi ad-Dawasir were acquired in a healthcare facility.
The 5 recent Omani cases involve women from North Batinah governorate who lived in the same household.
Also, the virus sickened four more people in Saudi Arabia over the past few days, three from Riyadh.
In global developments, European officials warn of a growing gap in vaccine coverage, and the WHO certifies measles and rubella elimination in Bahrain, Oman, and Iran.
As many as 1,465 cases and 293 to 520 deaths from MERS-CoV may have been averted.
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