Cumulative number of reported suspect and probable cases (SARS)
From: 1 February 2003
To: 18 March 2003
Cumulative number of case(s) §
Number of deaths
Local transmission Germany
Yes Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China
None* Viet Nam
None* Total 219
It is possible for the status of a reported case to change over time. SARS is a diagnosis of exclusion. This means that whenever a known cause is found that could fully account for a patient's clinical condition, this patient should no longer be considered to be a case of SARS.
Two cases attributed to Switzerland on 17 March 2003 no longer fulfilled the case definition of SARS after further clinical assessment.
+The Chinese authorities have reported suspect and probable cases in Guangdong province. Figures are being updated.
§ Cumulative number of cases includes number of deaths.
* No documented secondary transmission in-country. No affected areas.
**The death attributed to Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China occurred in a case medically transferred from Viet Nam.