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Cumulative Number of Reported Probable1 Cases of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

From: 1 Nov 20022 To: 18 Apr 2003, 15:00 GMT+2

See Affected Areas, 18 April 2003

Country Cumulative number of case(s) Number of new cases since last WHO update

Final Status

Local chain(s) of transmission4

Date of last report

Number of deaths Number recovered3
Australia  3 0 0  3

None

17 Apr 2003

Brazil  2 0 0  0

None

16 Apr 2003

Canada 132 6 12 54

 Yes

 18 Apr 2003

China  1512 30 65 1140

 Yes

 19 Apr 2003

China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region 5 1358 31 81 363

 Yes

 19 Apr 2003

China, Taiwan 29 0 0 17

 Yes

 18 Apr 2003

France  5 0 0 1

 None

 18 Apr 2003

Germany  6  0 0  4

 None

 18 Apr 2003

India  1 0 0 1

 None

 18 Apr 2003

Indonesia  1 0 0 0

 None

 19 Apr 2003

Italy  3  0 0 2  None

 18 Apr 2003

Japan  4 0 0  0  None

 18 Apr 2003

Kuwait  1  0 0  0  None  9 Apr 2003
Malaysia  5  0 1  0  None  16 Apr 2003
Mongolia  3  0 0 3  None  17 Apr 2003
Philippines  1  0 0  1  None  14 Apr 2003
Republic of Ireland  1  0 0  1  None  18 Apr 2003
Romania  1  0 0  1  None  18 Apr 2003
Singapore 177 5 16 100  Yes  18 Apr 2003
South Africa 1 0 0 0 None 9 Apr 2003
Spain  1  0 0  0  None  18 Apr 2003
Sweden 3 2 0  0  None  19 Apr 2003
Switzerland  1  0 0  1  None  18 Apr 2003
Thailand  7 0 2  6  None 18 Apr 2003
United Kingdom  6 0 0  5  Yes  19 Apr 2003
United States 220 12 0  not available Yes 18 Apr 2003
Viet Nam  63  0 5  46  Yes  17 Apr 2003
Total 3547 86 182 1749    
Notes:

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.

1. 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 suspected cases under investigation.

2. The start of the period of surveillance has been changed to 1 November 2002 to capture cases of atypical pneumonia in China that are now recognized as being cases of SARS.

3. Includes cases who are "discharged" or "recovered" as reported by the national public health authorities.

4. 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 (See Affected Areas ).

5. One death attributed to Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China occurred in a case medically transferred from Viet Nam.

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