AMMAN, June 1 (Xinhua) -- Jordan confirms on Sunday a new death of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus infection which put the death toll to 6 in the country, since MERS has been spreading throughout the region, according the Health Ministry.
The ministry said it reported a new case of MERS. The infected person is a nurse who works at a private hospital. Eleven MERS cases have been detected in Jordan since 2012, of whom six have died.
The MERS outbreak has caused a panic throughout the region, prompting many governments to launch awareness campaigns and precautionary measures in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus.