Global Alert and Response (GAR)

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

From: 1 Nov 20021 To: 21 Apr 2003, 17:00 GMT+2

See Affected Areas, 21 April 2003

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

Final Status

Local chain(s) of transmission3

Date of last report

Number of deaths Number recovered 2
Australia  3 0 0  3

None

17 Apr 2003

Brazil  2 0 0  0

None

16 Apr 2003

Canada 132 0 12 54

 Yes

 19 Apr 2003

China  1959 447 86 1187

 Yes

 21 Apr 2003

China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region4 1402 44 94 436

 Yes

 21 Apr 2003

China, Taiwan 29 0 0 17

 Yes

 18 Apr 2003

France  5 0 0 1

 None

 21 Apr 2003

Germany  6  0 0  4

 None

 21 Apr 2003

India  1 0 0 1

 None

 21 Apr 2003

Indonesia  1 0 0 0

 None

 19 Apr 2003

Italy  3  0 0 2  None

 21 Apr 2003

Japan  5 1 0  0  None

 21 Apr 2003

Kuwait  1  0 0  1  None  20 Apr 2003
Malaysia  6  1 1  0  None  21 Apr 2003
Mongolia  3  0 0 3  None  17 Apr 2003
Philippines 2  1 1  1  None  21 Apr 2003
Republic of Ireland  1  0 0  1  None  21 Apr 2003
Romania  1  0 0  1  None  21 Apr 2003
Singapore 178 1 16 104  Yes  20 Apr 2003
South Africa 1 0 0 0 None 9 Apr 2003
Spain  1  0 0  0  None  21 Apr 2003
Sweden 3 0 0  0  None  21 Apr 2003
Switzerland  1  0 0  1  None  21 Apr 2003
Thailand  7 0 2  5  None 21 Apr 2003
United Kingdom  6 0 0  5  Yes  21 Apr 2003
United States5 39 not applicable 0  not available Yes 21 Apr 2003
Viet Nam  63  0 5  46  Yes  17 Apr 2003
Total 3861 495 217 1873    

Notes

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. 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.

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

3. 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 ).

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

5. Since 20 April 2003 the United States of America are reporting to WHO probable cases of SARS, therefore the number of new cases since last WHO update is not applicable.

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