Distribution of confirmed cases of MERS-CoV by place of infection and month of onset
From 1 January 2021 to 3 May 2021, eight MERS-CoV cases have been reported in Saudi Arabia (7) and the United Arab Emirates (1), including four deaths. In Saudi Arabia, all were primary cases, of whom four reported contact with camels. These seven cases were reported in Riyadh (4), Makkah (2), and Eastern Province (1).
Since April 2012 and as of 3 May 2021, 2 589 cases of MERS-CoV, including 940 deaths, have been reported by health authorities worldwide.