No additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome(MERS) have occurred in South Korea since the first confirmed case reported six days ago.

According to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday, the number of people who came in close contact with the 61-year-old male who has been diagnosed with MERS since returning from a business trip to Kuwait remains unchanged at 21 as of 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The number of people who came into ordinary contact with him has dropped from 435 to 428.

Ten out of eleven people who were suspected of being infected with the disease after exhibiting symptoms of coughing and fever have tested negative.

The one other person also tested negative in a first phase test and is waiting for a second test for final confirmation.

These people will still remain under watch during the incubation period for MERS infection.

The MERS patient is known to be in a stable condition.

[Photo : KBS News]