South Korea on Tuesday reported three more fatalities from MERS, taking the country`s death toll from the outbreak to 19 as four new cases were confirmed, the health ministry said.  In what has become the largest outbreak of the virus outside Saudi Arabia, South Korea now has a total of 154 confirmed cases, with 17 cured and released from hospital. Of the 118 being treated, 16 are listed in unstable condition while most of the fatalities had pre-existing health problems.Three of four new cases were traced to Samsung Medical Centre, one of the two epicentres of the outbreak.More than 70 cases have been traced to the hospital, one of the most prestigious in South Korea, forcing it to temporarily shut down services on Sunday.

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