S Korea reports 2 more deaths from Mers and 1 new case

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SEOUL - South Korea on Thursday reported two more deaths from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers), bringing the total number of deaths to 29.

The Health Ministry also said there was one new case confirmed, taking the total to 180 in the outbreak that is the largest outside Saudi Arabia, with all the cases traced to health care settings.

Seventy-seven people remain hospitalised receiving treatment, the ministry said.

Most of the deaths have been elderly patients or those who had existing illnesses.