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Syrian government announces 14 new COVID-19 cases

Editing: Hazem Halak |
Translation: Nouha Salti
Publication date: 2020/07/06 09:52

Damascus - SMART

On Monday, the Health Ministry of the Syrian government announced registering 14 new COVID-19 cases and one death.

The Health Ministry stated that it registered 14 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total number of cases to 372.

The statement also announced one death due to COVID-19, raising death toll to 14 cases, and 126 recoveries.

On Mar. 22, 2020, the Syrian government registered the first COVID-19 case in its controlled areas and gradually, the number increased to reach 372 cases, amidst international warnings about the risk of COVID-19 spreading among Syrians.

On Dec. 31, 2019, the novel coronavirus COVID-19 spread in the Chinese city of Wuhan. The virus has infected more than 11.4 million people until July 6, 2020, more than 534,000 of them died, and about six million recovered, according to the Johns Hopkins Hospital’s statistics.

COVID-19 is an infectious disease, caused by SARS-CoV-2, that spreads from person-to-person and by respiratory droplets. These droplets fall on surrounding surfaces, so other people could be infected when they touch these surfaces by touching their eyes, noses, or mouths. People could be infected if they inhale droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it is important to keep a one-meter distance (three feet) away from infected people.

Infection symptoms include body aches, blocked nose, sore throat, cough, and fever. The symptoms begin as mild and develop gradually. Some people become infected without showing any symptoms and without feeling ill. About 80% of infected people recover from the disease without any special treatment.