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Ministry of Health Press Release on SARS
2003/06/17



The Press Office under the Ministry of Health published Tuesday afternoon a press release on the latest SARS situation on the Chinese mainland.

From 10:00 am June 16 to 10:00 am June 17, the Chinese mainland reported no new diagnosed SARS case, 69 patients recovered and discharged from hospital, and no death. The recovered patients included 67 from Beijing and 1 each from Hebei and Sichuan.

From 10:00 am June 16 to 10:00 am June 17, Beijing reported 2 new suspected cases, and Guangdong reported 2 misdiagnosed suspected cases.

Now 248 diagnosed patients and 50 suspected patients are receiving treatment in hospitals on the Chinese mainland.

According to the statistical standard of the WHO, by 10:00 am June 17, provinces on the Chinese mainland reporting SARS cases included Beijing, Liaoning and Sichuan. Beijing had reported no new diagnosed case for 6 days, and 204 diagnosed patients and 5 suspected patients are receiving treatment in hospitals. Liaoning had reported no local transmission, no new diagnosed case for 14 days, and 3 diagnosed patients and 1 suspected patient are receiving treatment in hospitals. Sichuan had reported no local transmission, no new diagnosed case for 11 days, and 1 diagnosed patient and 1 suspected patient are receiving treatment in hospitals.

Other provinces reporting diagnosed patients who are receiving treatment in hospitals included 17 from Tianjin, 12 from Shanxi, 3 from Guangdong, 2 each from Inner Mongolia, Shanghai and Zhejiang, and 1 each from Guangxi and Chongqing.

Other provinces reporting suspected patients included 29 from Tianjin, 8 from Inner Mongolia, 5 from Guangdong, and 1 from Xinjiang.

(China.org.cn June 17, 2003)


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