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Syria - COVID-19 Response Update No.09


2,008 total confirmed cases

1,466 Active cases

460 Recovered

82 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 3 September 2020.


  • As of 20 August, the Syrian Ministry of Health (MoH) confirmed 2,008 people tested positive with COVID-19, including 82 people who died and 460 who recovered.
  • In northwest Syria (NWS), 51 people with COVID-19 have been identified as of 19 August, including 23 cases in Idleb and 28 in Aleppo governorates. No deaths have been reported.
  • As of 19 August, 280 people with COVID-19 were reported in north-east Syria (NES), including 16 deaths and 36 people who recovered.
  • Of the cases announced to date by the Syrian MoH, 76 are reported to be healthcare workers; the majority in Damascus.
  • As of 10 August, 21,070 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: 
21 Авг 2020
Document type: 
Situation Report
Syria: Crisis 2011-2020