The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) reported on Sunday that three additional cases of the MERS virus have been confirmed in South Korea, bringing the total number of cases to 13.
The 11th patient, who resides in Seoul, was diagnosed with the virus after seeking medical attention for a sore throat.
The 12th patient, who lives in Gyeongnam, was confirmed to have the virus after showing symptoms such as skin lesions.
The 13th patient is a close contact of the 12th patient and tested positive for the virus.
All three patients are suspected to have been infected domestically as they did not have a history of overseas travel in the three weeks prior to the onset of symptoms.
In other news, at around 2:21 pm today, a drone flew into the airspace near the western quarantine station at Jeju International Airport.