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Ministry of Health Press Release on SARS
2003/06/20



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

From 10:00 am June 19 to 10:00 am June 20, the Chinese mainland reported no new diagnosed or suspected SARS case, 20 patients recovered and discharged from hospital, and no death. Patients recovered included 18 from Beijing and 1 each from Shanghai and Guangxi.

From 10:00 am June 19 to 10:00 am June 20, Xinjiang reported 1 misdiagnosed suspected case.

Now 166 diagnosed patients are receiving treatment in hospitals on the Chinese mainland, including 134 from Beijing, 17 from Tianjin, 4 from Shanxi, 3 each from Liaoning and Guangdong, 2 from Inner Mongolia, and 1 each from Shanghai, Chongqing and Sichuan.

The Chinese mainland reported 23 suspected cases, including 10 from Tianjin, 8 from Inner Mongolia, 3 from Beijing, and 1 each from Liaoning and Guangdong.

According to the statistical standard of the WHO, by 10:00 am June 20, provinces on the Chinese mainland reporting SARS cases within 20 days included Beijing, Liaoning and Sichuan. Beijing had reported no new diagnosed case for 9 days. Liaoning had reported no local transmission and no new diagnosed case for 17 days. Sichuan had reported no local transmission and no new diagnosed case for 14 days.

(China.org.cn June 20, 2003)

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