Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Summary of probable SARS cases with onset of illness from 1 November 2002 to 31 July 2003

(revised 26 September 2003)


Cumulative number of cases
Areas Female Male Total Median age (range) Number of deaths^a Case fatality ratio (%) Number of imported cases (%) Number of HCW affected (%) Date onset first probable case Date onset last probable case
Australia 4 2 6 15 (1-45) 0 0 6 (100) 1 (16) 26-Feb-03 1-Apr-03
Canada 151 100 251 49 (1-98) 43 17 5 (2) 109 (43) 23-Feb-03 12-Jun-03
China 2674 2607 5327^b Pending 349 7 Not Applicable 1002 (19) 16-Nov-02 3-Jun-03
China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region 977 778 1755 40 (0-100) 299 17 Not Applicable 386 (22) 15-Feb-03 31-May-03
China, Macao Special Administrative Region 0 1 1 28 0 0 1 (100) 0 (0) 5-May-03 5-May-03
China, Taiwan 218 128 346 42 (0-93) 37 11 21 (6) 68 (20) 25-Feb-03 15-Jun-03
France 1 6 7 49 (26 - 56) 1 14 7 (100) 2 (29)^c 21-Mar-03 3-May-03
Germany 4 5 9 44 (4-73) 0 0 9 (100) 1 (11) 9-Mar-03 6-May-03
India 0 3 3 25 (25-30) 0 0 3 (100) 0 (0) 25-Apr-03 6-May-03
Indonesia 0 2 2 56 (47-65) 0 0 2 (100) 0 (0) 6-Apr-03 17-Apr-03
Italy 1 3 4 30.5 (25-54) 0 0 4 (100) 0 (0) 12-Mar-03 20-Apr-03
Kuwait 1 0 1 50 0 0 1 (100) 0 (0) 9-Apr-03 9-Apr-03
Malaysia 1 4 5 30 (26-84) 2 40 5 (100) 0 (0) 14-Mar-03 22-Apr-03
Mongolia 8 1 9 32 (17-63) 0 0 8 (89) 0 (0) 31-Mar-03 6-May-03
New Zealand 1 0 1 67 0 0 1 (100) 0 (0) 20-Apr-03 20-Apr-03
Philippines 8 6 14 41 (29-73) 2 14 7 (50) 4 (29) 25-Feb-03 5-May-03
Republic of Ireland 0 1 1 56 0 0 1 (100) 0 (0) 27-Feb-03 27-Feb-03
Republic of Korea 0 3 3 40 (20-80) 0 0 3 (100) 0 (0) 25-Apr-03 10-May-03
Romania 0 1 1 52 0 0 1 (100) 0 (0) 19-Mar-03 19-Mar-03
Russian Federation 0 1 1 25 0 0 Not Available 0 (0) 5-May-03 5-May-03
Singapore 161 77 238 35 (1-90) 33 14 8 (3) 97 (41) 25-Feb-03 5-May-03
South Africa 0 1 1 62 1 100 1 (100) 0 (0) 3-Apr-03 3-Apr-03
Spain 0 1 1 33 0 0 1 (100) 0 (0) 26-Mar-03 26-Mar-03
Sweden 3 2 5 43 (33-55) 0 0 5 (100) 0 (0) 28-Mar-03 23-Apr-03
Switzerland 0 1 1 35 0 0 1 (100) 0 (0) 9-Mar-03 9-Mar-03
Thailand 5 4 9 42 (2-79) 2 22 9 (100) 1 (11)^c 11-Mar-03 27-May-03
United Kingdom 2 2 4 59 (28-74) 0 0 4 (100) 0 (0) 1-Mar-03 1-Apr-03
United States 14 15 29 33 (0-83) 0 0 28 (97)^d 0 (0) 24-Feb-03 13-Jul-03^e
Viet Nam 39 24 63 43 (20-76) 5 8 1 (2) 36 (57) 23-Feb-03 14-Apr-03
Total 8098 774 9.6 143 1707 (21)

a. Includes only cases whose death is attributed to SARS.
b. Case classification by sex is unknown for 46 cases.
c. Includes HCWs who acquired illness in other areas.
d. The transmission pattern is undertermined for one case.
e. Due to differences in case definitions, the United States has reported probable cases of SARS with onsets of illness after 5 July 2003.

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