Cumulative Number of Reported Probable Cases of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
From: 1 Nov 20021 To: 19 May 2003, 16:00 GMT+2
SARS Travel Recommendations Summary Table 19 May 2003
|Country||Cumulative number of case(s)^2||Number of new cases since last WHO update2.3||Number of deaths||Number recovered^4||Date last probable case reported||Date for which cumulative number of cases is current|
|China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region^5||1714||4||251||1213||19/May/2003||19/May/2003|
|China, Macao Special Administrative Region||1||0||0||0||9/May/2003||15/May/2003|
|Republic of Ireland||1||0||0||1||21/Mar/2003||16/May/2003|
|Republic of Korea||3||0||0||1||14/May/2003||19/May/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. The number of new cases since last WHO update includes new cases reported for 18 and 19 May 2003, when these reports have been received.
4. Includes cases who are "discharged" or "recovered" as reported by the national public health authorities.
5. One death attributed to Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China occurred in a case medically transferred from Viet Nam.