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Ministry of Health Press Release on SARS (03/06/2003)
The Press Office under the Ministry of Health published Tuesday afternoon a press release on the latest SARS situation on the Chinese mainland. On June 3, 3 provinces reported new SARS cases, of which, 1 province reported both new diagnosed cases and new suspected cases, 1 province reported a new diagnosed case, 1 province reported a new suspected case, and the remaining 28 provinces reported no new case.
From 10:00 am June 2 to 10:00 am June 3, China reported 3 new diagnosed cases (all of which used to be suspected but are now confirmed as SARS patients), 63 patients recovered and no death.
Beijing reported 2 new diagnosed cases (both of which used to be suspected but now confirmed as SARS patients), 32 patients recovered.
Liaoning reported 1 new diagnosed case that used to be suspected but now confirmed as a SARS patient.
The other provinces reported no new diagnosed case.
Patients who had recovered and been discharged from hospital included 10 from Hebei, 8 from Tianjin, 6 from Shanxi, 5 from Inner Mongolia and 2 from Henan.
From 10:00 am June 2 to 10:00 am June 3, China also reported 3 new suspected cases, including 2 from Beijing and 1 from Guangdong.
From 10:00 am June 2 to 10:00 am June 3, China also reported 36 misdiagnosed suspected cases, of which 10 were from Beijing, 13 from Guangdong, 4 from Hebei, 3 from Inner Mongolia, 2 from Hubei and 1 each from Shanghai, Henan, Hunan and Xinjiang. By 10:00 am June 3, China had a total of 929 suspected cases.
From 10:00 am May 15 to 10:00 am June 3, China reported a total of 320 diagnosed SARS cases (including 86 new diagnosed cases and 234 patients who used to be suspected cases).
Of these figures,
Beijing reported 59 new diagnosed cases and confirmed 158 suspected cases as SARS patients
Hebei reported 7 new diagnosed cases and confirmed 32 suspected cases as SARS patients
Shanxi reported 7 new diagnosed cases and confirmed 12 suspected cases as SARS patients
Guangdong reported 7 new diagnosed cases
Tianjin reported 2 new diagnosed cases and confirmed 5 suspected cases as SARS patients
Jilin reported 2 new diagnosed cases and confirmed 2 suspected cases as SARS patients
Guangxi reported 2 new diagnosed cases
Inner Mongolia reported no new diagnosed case but confirmed 15 suspected cases as SARS patients (The autonomous region has reported no new suspected case since May 24)
Liaoning reported no new diagnosed case but confirmed 4 suspected cases as SARS cases(The province has reported no new suspected case since May 22)
Sichuan reported no new diagnosed case but confirmed 3 suspected cases as SARS cases (The province has reported no new suspected case since May 25 )
Shanghai and Hubei reported no new diagnosed case but each confirmed 1 suspected case as SARS case (Both of them have reported no new suspected case since May 28)
Now 1,437 patients are receiving treatment in hospitals.
By 10:00 am June 3, 12 provinces had reported SARS cases. Tianjin, Jilin, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hubei, Shanghai and Sichuan had reported no new diagnosed case for more than 10 days; and Shanxi and Inner Mongolia had reported no new diagnosed case for 8 days.
(China.org.cn June 3, 2003)

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