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Ministry of Health Press Release on SARS (09/05/2003)
The Press Office under the Ministry of Health published Friday afternoon a press release on the latest SARS situation on the Chinese mainland. On May 9, 14 provinces reported new SARS cases, of which, 8 provinces reported both new cases and new suspected cases, 1 province reported new cases and 5 provinces reported new suspected cases, and the remaining 17 provinces reported no cases.
By 10:00 am May 9, 25 provinces have reported SARS cases. So far, Hainan, Guizhou, Yunnan, Qinghai provinces, Tibet and Xinjiang Uygur autonomous regions have not found any cases. Of the provinces having reported suspected or confirmed SARS cases, Heilongjiang Province still reports no diagnosed case; Shanghai, Anhui, Hubei, Hunan, Gansu and Ningxia provinces reported less than 10 diagnosed cases respectively; Chongqing, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Fujian, Liaoning, Jiangxi and Shandong provinces reported less than 5 diagnosed cases respectively. Fujian Province has had no reported case for 31 days; Hunan Province has reported no new case for 18 days; Shandong Province has reported no new case for 15 days; Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region has reported no new case for 7 days; Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region has reported no new case for 6 days; Jiangxi Province has reported no new case for 5 days.
From 10:00 am May 8 to 10:00 am May 9, China reported 118 new cases, 53 patients recovered and 6 deaths. Of the 118 cases, 62 were suspected cases and now confirmed as SARS patients.
Of these figures:
Beijing reported 48 new cases (of which 28 used to be suspected but now confirmed as SARS patients), 16 patients recovered and 2 deaths
Tianjin reported 9 new cases (of which 5 used to be suspected but now confirmed as SARS patients) and 1 death
Hebei reported 9 new cases (of which 4 used to be suspected but now confirmed as SARS patients), 2 patients recovered and 2 deaths
Shanxi reported 11 new cases (of which 6 used to be suspected but now confirmed as SARS patients), and 15 recovered
Inner Mongolia reported 20 new cases (of which 10 used to be suspected but now confirmed as SARS patients), 3 recovered and 1 death
Fujian reported 1 patient recovered
Henan reported 1 patient recovered
Guangdong reported 17 new cases (of which 7 were used to be suspected but now are confirmed as SARS patients) and 15 patients recovered
Sichuan reported 2 new cases (all of which were used to be suspected but now are confirmed as SARS patients)
Shaanxi reported 1 new case
Gansu reported 1 new case.
By 10:00 am May 9, China had a total of 4,805 SARS cases (925 medical workers), which included 1,582 patients who had recovered and been discharged from hospital and 230 deaths. Now 2,993 patients are receiving treatment in hospitals.
From 10:00 am May 8 to 10:00 am May 9, China also reported 144 new suspected cases, including 54 from Beijing, 11 from Tianjin, 6 from Hebei, 14 from Shanxi, 10 from Inner Mongolia, 4 from Shanghai, 1 from Jiangsu, 2 from Anhui, 1 each from Shandong and Hubei, 38 from Guangdong, and 1 each from Sichuan and Shaanxi.
From 10:00 am May 8 to 10:00 am May 9, China reported 164 misdiagnosed suspected cases, of which, 87 from Beijing, 36 from Guangdong, 22 from Shanxi, 5 from Inner Mongolia, 4 from Shanghai, 3 from Hebei, 2 from Ningxia, and 1 each from Tianjin, Zhejiang, Shandong, Guangxi and Shaanxi. By 10:00 am May 9, China had a total of 2,566 suspected cases.
(China.org.cn May 9, 2003)


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