Syria: UNRWA - Humanitarian Snapshot, July 2020

Sunday, September 6, 2020
UNRWA Responds against Rapid Increase in Number of Confirmed Cases of COVID-19

The month of July witnessed a rapid increase in the number of con­rmed COVID-19 cases in Syria. In July, 532 cases were con­rmed, compared to 157 cases in June and 79 cases in May. Limited COVID-19 testing masks the true scale of the outbreak, with reports of healthcare facilities ­lling up, rising death toll and indications that actual cases far exceed reported cases. As of 31 July 2020, nine Palestine refugees have tested positive for COVID-19.

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Distribution of food baskets & hygiene kits during mission to locked down area of Jdaidet al-Fadel in July 2020 © 2020 UNRWA Photo