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Syria - COVID-19 Response Update No.08

847 total confirmed cases

533 Active cases

268 Recovered

46 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 15 August 2020.


  • As of 4 August, the Syrian Ministry of Health (MoH) confirmed 847 people tested positive with COVID-19, including 46 people who died and 268 who recovered.
  • In north-west Syria (NWS), 36 people with COVID-19 have been identified as of 3 August, including 19 cases in Idleb and 17 in Aleppo governorates. No deaths have been reported.
  • As of 4 August, 34 people with COVID-19 were reported in north-east Syria (NES), including one death and five people who recovered.
  • Areas of concern: Densely populated areas, notably Damascus/Rural Damascus, Aleppo and Homs, and those living in camps and informal settlements in NWS and NES, collective shelters throughout the country, as well as other areas, including Deir-Ez-Zor, and where hostilities may be ongoing making sample collection more challenging.
  • As of 24 June, 12,416 COVID-19 tests have been performed in laboratories in Damascus, Aleppo, Homs and Lattakia governorates. In addition, 3,543 COVID-19 tests have been performed in Idleb National lab for samples from Idleb and northwest Aleppo countryside as 3 August 2020.  
Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
05 Авг 2020
Document type: 
Situation Report
Syria: Crisis 2011-2020