As of today the total number of MERS cases (Middle East respiratory syndrome) has surged to 64. Among the 14 new cases a 75-year-old man died which took the total toll to five Xinhua news agency reported. The patient who died was in the same Seoul hospital emergency room where a total of 17 people including two medical staff are believed to have been infected with MERS South Korea's health ministry said. Of the 14 new cases 10 were at the same Seoul hospital. All of the confirmed South Korean infections have taken place in healthcare facilities officials have said.