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Volume 23, Number 4—April 2017
Dispatch

Surveillance and Testing for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, Saudi Arabia, April 2015–February 2016

Abdulaziz A. Bin Saeed, Glen R. AbediComments to Author , Abdullah G. Alzahrani, Iyad Salameh, Fatima Abdirizak, Raafat Alhakeem, Homoud Algarni, Osman A. El Nil, Mutaz Mohammed, Abdullah M. Assiri, Hail M. Alabdely, John T. Watson, and Susan I. Gerber
Author affiliations: Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (A.A. Bin Saeed, A.G. Alzahrani, I. Salameh, R. Alhakeem, H. Algarni, O.A. El Nil, M. Mohammed, A.M. Assiri, H.M. Alabdely); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (G.R. Abedi, F. Abdirizak, J.T. Watson, S.I. Gerber).

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Table 2

Middle East respiratory syndrome cases by local Health Affairs Directorate and among Hajj pilgrims, Saudi Arabia, April 1, 2015–February 1, 2016*

Surveillance population Population No. positive/no. tested No. tested/10,000 population No. confirmed cases/100,000 population % Positive
Local Health Affairs Directorate
Riyadh 7,717,467 276/22,322 28.9 3.6 1.2
Jeddah 4,224,568 10/6,606 15.6 0.2 0.2
Eastern 3,019,461 2/7,319 24.2 0.1 0
Makkah 2,111,127 2/3,729 17.7 0.1 0.1
Madinah 2,012,749 8/2,258 11.2 0.4 0.4
Asir 1,766,212 6/1,730 9.8 0.3 0.3
Jazan 1,533,496 0/790 5.2 0 0
Qasim 1,370,727 5/1,091 8.0 0.4 0.5
Taif 1,257,888 7/1,866 14.8 0.6 0.4
Ahsa 1,193,373 57/5,359 44.9 4.8 1.1
Tabuk 887,383 1/732 8.2 0.1 0.1
Hail 670,468 0/685 10.2 0 0
Najran 568,631 10/494 8.7 1.8 2.0
Baha 461,360 0/184 4.0 0 0
Hafr al-Batin 437,349 0/145 3.3 0 0
Bisha 379,521 0/227 6.0 0 0
Northern Borders 359,297 0/240 6.7 0 0
Jauf 329,277 0/390 11.8 0 0
Qunfudha 304,392 0/183 6.0 0 0
Qurayat 165,629 0/122 7.4 0 0
   Total
30,770,375
384/56,472
18.4
1.2
0.7
Hajj pilgrims
Total 1,952,817 0/888 4.5 0 0

*Population data from (10).

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