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Syria - COVID-19 Response Update No.11

4,457 total confirmed cases

1,183 Recoveries

   209 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 30 October 2020.

HIGHLIGHTS

As of 6 October, the Syrian Ministry of Health (MoH) reported 4,457 laboratory-confirmed cases, 209 fatalities, and 1,183 recoveries in Government of Syria (GoS)-controlled areas.  
Areas of concern: Densely populated areas, notably Damascus/Rural Damascus, Aleppo and Homs, and those living in camps and informal settlements in NES, collective shelters throughout the country, as well as other areas, including Deir-Ez-Zor, where hostilities may be ongoing making sample collection more challenging.
In northeast Syria (NES), the number of confirmed cases continues to rise, with 1,998 cases confirmed as of 6 October, including 503 recoveries and 71 deaths.
In northwest Syria (NWS), as of 1 October 1,072 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported, including six deaths. There is a funding gap of nearly US$11 million until the end of the year for the COVID-19 preparedness and response efforts, with an urgent need to fill gaps in expanding testing, strengthening surveillance, and furthering IPC materials.

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Cluster(s)/Sector(s): 
Original Publication Date: 
07 Oct 2020
Document type: 
Situation Report
Disaster(s)/Emergency: 
Syria: Crisis 2011-2020