Cumulative Number of Reported Cases of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
From: 1 Nov 20021 To: 4 Apr 2003, 19:00 GMT+2
Country Cumulative number of case(s) Number of deaths Local chain(s) of transmission2 Australia 1 0 None Belgium 1 0 None Brazil 1 0 None Canada 69 7 Yes China
1220 49 Yes China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region 761 17* Yes China, Taiwan 15 0 Yes France 3 0 None Germany 5 0 None Italy 3 0 None Republic of Ireland 1 0 None Romania 1 0 None Singapore 100 5 Yes Spain 1 0 None
Switzerland 2 0 None Thailand 7 2 None United Kingdom 3 0 None United States 100§ 0 Being determined Viet Nam 59 4 Yes Total
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. 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.
§Due to differences in the case definitions being used at a national level, probable cases are reported by all countries except the United States of America, which is reporting suspect cases under investigation.
*One death attributed to Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China occurred in a case medically transferred from Viet Nam.