Cumulative Number of Reported Cases (SARS)
From: 1 Feb 2003 To: 24 Mar 2003, 16:00 GMT+1
Cumulative number of case(s)
Number of deaths
Local transmission* Canada
Yes China +
None Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China
None Republic of Ireland
To be determined Taiwan, China
None United Kingdom
None United States
To be determined Viet Nam
Cumulative number of cases includes number of deaths.
As SARS is a diagnosis of exclusion, the status of a reported case may change over time. This means that previously reported cases may be discarded after further investigation and follow-up.
* National public health authorities report to WHO on the areas in which local chain(s) of transmission is/are occurring. These areas are provided on the list of Affected Areas (See http://www.who.int/csr/sars/areas/en/).
+ The Chinese authorities have previously reported cases of atypical pneumonia in Guangdong province from 1 November 2002 to 9 February 2003. Further investigation is underway to update figures.
§ Due to differences in the case definitions being used at a national level, probable cases are reported by all countries except the United States of America, which is reporting suspect cases under investigation.
** One death attributed to Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China occurred in a case medically transferred from Viet Nam.