syria: unrwa - humanitarian snapshot, november 2020

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Rapid Increase in Number of Confirmed Cases of COVID-19

As of 30 November, 7,797 COVID-19 cases (413 fatalities and 3,500 recoveries with an increase of approximately 2,000 cases in one month. Amongst those cases, 239 health workers were confirmed by the Syrian Ministry of Health (MoH). The testing remains low – 64,000 tests were performed in laboratories across Syria as of 30 November, with a current average of 550 tests per day.

Fifty-five Palestine refugees have tested positive and six have died from COVID-19 since mid-March. Seventy-two UNRWA staff have tested positive for COVID-19 since mid-March and 37 staff remain in quarantine at the end of the reporting period.

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Palestine refugee students in graphic design at the UNRWA Damascus Training Centre celebrate their graduation for the 2019-2020 academic year. © 2020 UNRWA photo by Taghrid Mohammad