Cumulative Number of Reported Probable Cases of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
From: 1 Nov 20021 To: 29 Apr 2003, 17:00 GMT+2
See Affected Areas, 29 April 2003
|Country||Cumulative number of case(s)^2||Number of new cases since last WHO update^2||Final status/ Number of deaths||Final status/ Number recovered^3||Local chain(s) of transmission^4||Date of last report|
|China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region^6||1572||15||150||759||Yes||29/Apr/2003|
|Republic of Ireland||1||0||0||1||None||24/Apr/2003|
|Republic of Korea||1||1||0||0||None||29/Apr/2003|
|United States||41||0||0||not available||Yes||25/Apr/2003|
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. 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. A decrease in the number of cumulative cases and discrepancies in the difference between cumulative number of cases of the last and the current WHO update are attributed to the discarding of cases.
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 Affected Areas.
5. The number of new cases reported from China includes reports received on 28 and 29 April 2003. The report of 28 April was not included in yesterday's update due to difficulties with information technology.
6. One death attributed to Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China occurred in a case medically transferred from Viet Nam.