المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Coronavirus | Health authorities record second case in Sarmada camps, and total number of infected people in north-western Syria jumps to 59

Health authorities have recorded today a new coronavirus case living in the Sarmada camps in Idlib countryside, after a case was confirmed in the Sarmada camps in the past 24 hours.

According to Observatory statistics, the number of confirmed cases, since July 9 to date, rose to 59, including two doctors were residing in Turkey.

Breakdown of the cases is as follows: 28 cases, including medical staff in HTS-held areas in Idlib, parts of Aleppo, Hama and Latakia, and 29 cases in the areas controlled by Turkish-backed factions, north of Aleppo.

While recovery cases in north-western Syria have risen to 46.

On August 18, health authorities documented the death of an elderly woman infected with the coronavirus in al-Dana town in Idlib countryside, the first coronavirus death in north-western Syria.

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