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No MERS infection reported in South Korea for 4 days

No MERS infection reported in South Korea for 4 days
The number of MERS contagion was unchanged at 182 as no more case was identified since Sunday. - File pic
SEOUL: No new case of infection with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) was reported in South Korea for four straight days Wednesday, indicating the MERS outbreak may be nearing the end.
  
The number of MERS contagion was unchanged at 182 as no more case was identified since Sunday, according to the Ministry of Health and Welfare.
  
The four-day suspension signaled the MERS outbreak coming to an end since the first case was reported on May 20.
  
No death was added, leaving the death toll at 33 and the fatality rate at 18.1 percent.
  
Two patients were discharged from hospitals as they completely recovered after being infected. Those discharged increased to 97, accounting for 53.3 percent of the total confirmed cases.
  
Excluding the dead and those discharged, 40 patients are still under treatment. Among them, 12 are in unstable conditions.
  
The number of those quarantined declined from 2,638 on Tuesday to 2,451 on Wednesday.