Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Cumulative Number of Reported Probable1 Cases of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

From: 1 Nov 20022 To: 10 Apr 2003,14:30 GMT+2

Country Cumulative number of case(s) Number of new cases since last WHO update

Final Status

Local chain(s) of transmission 3

Number of deaths Number recovered
Brazil  2  1 0  0

None

Canada  97  3 10  22  Yes
China  1290  10 55  1025  Yes
China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region 4  998  28 30  154  Yes
China, Taiwan  19  0 0  5  Yes
France  4  0 0  0  None
Germany  6  1 0  2  None
Italy  3  0 0  1  None
Kuwait  1  1 0  0  None
Malaysia  3  2 1  0  None
Republic of Ireland  1  0 0  1  None
Romania  1  0 0  not available  None
Singapore  126  8 9  75  Yes
Spain  1  0 0  0  None
Switzerland  1  0 0  1  None
Thailand  7  0 2  5  None
United Kingdom  5  0 0  3  None
United States  154  5 0  not available  None
Viet Nam  62  0 4  43  Yes
Total 2781 59 111 1337  

Notes:

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. 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 suspected cases under investigation.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. One death attributed to Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China occurred in a case medically transferred from Viet Nam.

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