المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Coronavirus in Autonomous Administration-held areas | Confirmed cases exceed 12,000, while 510 die so far, amid disastrous medical situation

Medical sources have informed SOHR that coronavirus has spread widely in areas under the control of the “Autonomous Administration in northern and north-eastern Syria”, amid health authorities’ incapacity to cover such a large number of infections  or test  suspected cases.

It is worth noting that the official number of infection cases announced by the Autonomous Administration’s health department has reached 3,387, of whom 658 cases have been recovered, while 104 other cases died. However, reliable medical SOHR sources have confirmed that the confirmed  cases in the Autonomous Administration-controlled areas have exceeded 12,500, and510 infected people died so far.

According to SOHR sources, large number of infections have been detected in Ain Al-Arab city (Kobani), where over 3,300 infection cases have been documented in Ain Al-Arab city alone. In addition, many civilians in Kobani are showing symptoms of COVID-19.

SOHR sources have also reported coronavirus outbreaks in Al-Hasakah city and countryside, Deir Ezzor and Al-Raqqah, but less dramatically, as the total number of infections in the three provinces have approximated 9,200.

Meanwhile, the medical sector in the areas controlled by the Autonomous Administration is suffering from deteriorating and disastrous situation, amid the health department’s incapacity to  test people showing COVID-19 symptoms. The Autonomous Administration-held areas also experienced the death of tens of infected people due to the lack of appropriate medical care.

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