Global Alert and Response (GAR)

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

From: 1 Nov 20021 To: 30 Apr 2003, 16:00 GMT+2

See Affected Areas, 30 April 2003


Country Cumulative number of case(s)^2 Number of new cases since last WHO update^2 Final status/ Number of deaths Final status/ Number recovered^3 Local chain(s) of transmission^4 Date of last report
Australia 4 0 0 3 None 30/Apr/2003
Brazil 2 0 0 2 None 24/Apr/2003
Bulgaria 1 0 0 0 None 24/Apr/2003
Canada 148 2 20 87 Yes 30/Apr/2003
China 3460 166 159 1332 Yes 30/Apr/2003
China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region^5 1589 17 157 791 Yes 30/Apr/2003
China, Macao Special Administrative Region 1 1 0 0 None 30/Apr/2003
China, Taiwan 78 12 1 25 Yes 30/Apr/2003
France 5 0 0 1 None 21/Apr/2003
Germany 7 0 0 7 None 30/Apr/2003
Indonesia 2 1 0 1 None 30/Apr/2003
Italy 9 0 0 4 None 30/Apr/2003
Japan 2 0 0 0 None 30/Apr/2003
Kuwait 1 0 0 1 None 20/Apr/2003
Malaysia 6 0 2 3 None 30/Apr/2003
Mongolia 6 1 0 3 None 30/Apr/2003
Philippines 4 0 2 1 None 28/Apr/2003
Republic of Ireland 1 0 0 1 None 24/Apr/2003
Republic of Korea 1 0 0 0 None 30/Apr/2003
Romania 1 0 0 1 None 22/Apr/2003
Singapore 201 0 24 139 Yes 30/Apr/2003
South Africa 1 0 0 0 None 9/Apr/2003
Spain 1 0 0 1 None 24/Apr/2003
Sweden 3 0 0 2 None 23/Apr/2003
Switzerland 1 0 0 1 None 21/Apr/2003
Thailand 7 0 2 5 None 30/Apr/2003
United Kingdom 6 0 0 6 Yes 30/Apr/2003
United States 52 11 0 not available Yes 29/Apr/2003
Viet Nam 63 0 5 53 None 28/Apr/2003
Total 5663 211 372 2470

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. 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. Includes cases who are "discharged" or "recovered" as reported by the national public health authorities.

4. 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.

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

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