Coronavirus | Total number of infected people jumps to 80 in north-western Syria, as five new cases recorded in al-Bab city
Health authorities have recorded five new coronavirus cases in Al-Bab city, which is controlled by Turkish-backed factions, north of Aleppo.
The city of Al-Bab is witnessing an outbreak of coronavirus, in light of the lack of poor medical services and precautionary measures, amid demands from residents of Aleppo countryside to quarantine the ciy.
According to Observatory statistics, the number of confirmed cases, since July 9 to date, rose to 80, including two doctors were residing in Turkey.
Breakdown of the cases is as follows: 33 cases, including medical staff in HTS-held areas in Idlib, parts of Aleppo, Hama and Latakia, and 45 cases in the areas controlled by Turkish-backed factions, north of Aleppo.
While recovery cases in north-western Syria have risen to 56.
On August 18, health authorities documented the death of an elderly woman infected with the coronavirus in al-Dana town in Idlib countryside.