According to the world health organization (who), a total of 8, 098 people worldwide became sick with sars
during the 2003 outbreak.
Of these, 774 died. In the United States, only eight people had laboratory evidence of sars-cov infection. All of these people had traveled to other parts of the world with sars. Sars did not spread more widely in the community in the United States. http://www.cdc.gov.