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Ministry of Health Press Release on SARS (30/05/2003)
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 30, 4 provinces reported new SARS cases, of which, 1 province reported both new diagnosed cases and new suspected cases, 1 province reported new diagnosed cases, 2 provinces reported new suspected cases, and the remaining 27 provinces reported no new case.
From 10:00 am May 29 to 10:00 am May 30, China reported 7 new diagnosed cases, 129 patients recovered and 1 death. Of the 7 cases, 6 used to be suspected but are now confirmed as SARS patients.
Beijing reported 6 new diagnosed cases (5 of which used to be suspected but now confirmed as SARS patients), 78 patients recovered and 1 death.
Hebei reported 1 new diagnosed case (which used to be suspected but now confirmed as a SARS patient), and 6 recovered.
The remaining provinces reported no new diagnosed case or death.
Patients who had recovered and been discharged from hospital included 17 from Tianjin, 10 each from Shanxi and Inner Mongolia, 3 from Guangxi, 1 each from Liaoning, Jiangxi, Henan, Guangdong and Gansu.
By 10:00 am May 30, China had a total of 5,328 SARS cases (966 medical workers; Beijing reported 3 suspected cases which were misdiagnosed as SARS patients; Hebei reported 1 misdiagnosed case), which included 3,250 patients who had recovered and been discharged from hospital and 328 deaths. Now 1,750 patients are receiving treatment in hospitals.
From 10:00 am May 29 to 10:00 am May 30, China also reported 10 new suspected cases, including 6 from Beijing, 3 from Guangdong and 1 from Shanxi.
From 10:00 am May 29 to 10:00 am May 30, China also reported 82 misdiagnosed suspected cases, of which 44 were from Beijing, 14 from Tianjin, 8 from Hebei, 5 from Guangdong, 4 from Inner Mongolia, 3 from Shanxi, 2 from Hubei, and 1 each from Jiangsu and Anhui. By 10:00 am May 30, China had a total of 1,042 suspected cases.
By 10:00 am May 30, 26 provinces had reported SARS cases. So far, Hainan, Guizhou, Yunnan, Qinghai provinces, and Tibet Autonomous Region have not found any case. Of the provinces having reported suspected or diagnosed SARS cases, Heilongjiang and Xinjiang still reported no diagnosed case; Ningxia, Zhejiang, Fujian, Chongqing, Jiangxi and Shandong reported less than 5 diagnosed cases respectively; Anhui, Shanghai, Gansu, Jiangsu, Hubei, Liaoning and Hunan reported less than 10 diagnosed cases respectively. Hunan, Fujian and Shandong had reported no new diagnosed case for more than 1 month; Ningxia, Jiangxi, Henan, Chongqing, Zhejiang, Shaanxi and Anhui had reported no new diagnosed case for 20 days; Jiangsu, Gansu, Tianjin, Jilin, Guangdong, Guangxi and Hubei had reported no new diagnosed case for 10 days; Shanghai and Sichuan had reported no new diagnosed case for 7 days; and Liaoning had reported no new diagnosed case for 6 days.
(China.org.cn May 30, 2003)

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