April 8, 2003

York Region SARS Statistical Update as of 3:00 p.m. - Tuesday, April 8, 2003

This York Region Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Statistical Update will be issued daily to media at approximately 3:00 p.m.

York Region SARS case summary

34 total probable cases (includes 2 deaths)

30 total suspect cases

2,900 (approximate) total under quarantine

Cases admitted in York Region hospitals

22 total SARS cases currently admitted in York Region hospitals (includes Markham Stouffville Hospital in Markham, Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket and York Central Hospital in Richmond Hill)

SARS Assessment Clinic in Markham

363 total number of people assessed since opening April 1, 2003

72 total number of people from assessment clinic placed on home quarantine

2 total number of probable SARS cases identified at assessment clinic

2 total number of suspect SARS cases identified at assessment clinic

York Region Health Connection calls

13,399 total calls received since March 26th, 2003


Contact: Patrick Casey, Corporate Communications Services, York Region

- (905) 830-4444 or (416) 297-9696, ext. 1235

- (905) 715-8211 (Cell)

- E-mail: patrick.casey@region.york.on.ca

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