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Syria - COVID-19 Response Update No.10

3,765 total confirmed cases

932 Recovered

170 Deaths

Source: Syrian Ministry of Health (MoH)

*MoH data does not include areas outside of GoS control

 

This report is produced by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), in collaboration with humanitarian partners. The next report will be issued on or around 9 October 2020.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of 19 September, the Syrian Ministry of Health (MoH) reported 3,765 laboratory-confirmed cases,932 recoveries and 170 deaths.
  • In northeast Syria (NES), the number of confirmed cases continues to rise, with 1,121 cases confirmed as of 18 September, including 328 recoveries and 52 deaths. The actual number of COVID-19 cases in NES is likely significantly higher due to significant gaps in detection and testing capacity.
  • As of 19 September, the MoH reported approximately 34,033 tests performed in laboratories in Damascus, Aleppo, Homs and Lattakia governorates.  A new laboratory in Rural Damascus has been established. Of the cases announced by the MoH, 143 are reported to be healthcare workers, mainly working in Damascus.
  • In northwest Syria (NWS), a major focus has been on curbing transmission among health care workers (HCWs), as over 35 per cent (25) of cases are among HCWs. To mitigate outbreaks among the medical community, a number of actions are being undertaken. One of the most significant challenges remains the isolation of people living in crowded conditions and camp settings.
Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Cluster(s)/Sector(s): 
Original Publication Date: 
24 Sep 2020
Document type: 
Situation Report
Disaster(s)/Emergency: 
Syria: Crisis 2011-2020