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May 7 2021

Health Ministry:65 new coronavirus cases recorded, 234 patients recover, 8 pass away

Damascus, SANA- Health Ministry said on Thursday that 65 new coronavirus cases were recorded in Syria, while 234 coronavirus patients recovered and 8 others passed away. In a statement to SANA, the Ministry added that the total number of coronavirus infections recorded in Syria till now has reached up to 23,256 of which 18166 have recovered, while 1,639 have passed away. The first coronavirus case was recorded in Syria on March 22nd, 2020 for a person who came from abroad, while the first fatality was registered on 29th of the same month. English Bulletin FORUM

May 6 2021

Health Ministry:70 new coronavirus cases recorded, 196 patients recover, 8 pass away,

Damascus, SANA- Health ministry stated on Wednesday that 70 new coronavirus cases were recorded in Syria, meanwhile 196 coronavirus patients recovered and 8 others passed away. In a statement to SANA, the Ministry said that the total number of coronavirus infections recorded in Syria till now has reached up to 23,121 of which 17,725 have recovered, while 1,625 have passed away. The first coronavirus case was recorded in Syria on march 22nd in a person who came from abroad, while the first fatality was registered on 29th of the same month. Rafah al-Allouni/ Ruaa al-Jazaeri FORUM

Apr 29 2021

Health Ministry:124 new coronavirus recorded, 188 patients recover, 13 pass away

Damascus, SANA- Health Ministry stated that 124 new coronavirus cases were registered in Syria, while 188 patients have recovered and 13 have passed away. The Ministry, in a statement to SANA, on Wednesday said that the total number of infections has amounted to 22,513, of which 16,471 have recovered and 1,572 have passed away. The first coronavirus case was recorded in the country on March 22nd last year, while the first fatality was registered on 29th of the same month. Hala Zain FORUM

Apr 28 2021

Health Ministry:124 new coronavirus recorded, 186 patients recover, 11 pass away

Damascus, SANA- Health Ministry stated that 124 new coronavirus cases were registered in Syria, while 186 patients have recovered and 11 have passed away. The Ministry, in a statement to SANA, said that the total number of infections has amounted to 22,389, of which 16,283 have recovered and 1,559 have passed away. The first coronavirus case was recorded in the country on March 22nd last year, while the first fatality was registered on 29th of the same month. Rafah al-Allouni/ Hala Zain   FORUM

Apr 13 2021

Health Ministry records 105 new coronavirus cases registered, 110 patients recovered, 7 passed away

Damascus, SANA- Health Ministry announced on Monday that 105 coronavirus cases were recorded in Syria and 110 patients recovered, while 7 passed away. In a statement to SANA, the Ministry said that the total number of infections recorded in Syria till now has reached up to 20,331 cases, of which 14,122 have recovered, and 1385 have passed away. The first coronavirus case in the country was recorded on March 22nd last year, while the first fatality was registered on 29th of the same month. ٍShaza FORUM

Apr 12 2021

Health Ministry: Only way to conduct PCR test for travelers is via electronic platform

Damascus, SANA -Health Ministry continues to conduct the required swabs for PCR test to diagnose new Covid 19 infection for suspected patients free of charge through epidemiological investigation teams and the communicable and chronic diseases sections at health departments and in their general laboratories in addition to those wishing to take the test for reasons of travel. In a statement to SANA, Assistant Director of Damascus Health Department, Dr. Ahmad Habas affirmed that the only way to conduct a PCR test for travelers is through the electronic platform specified for this purpose, indicating that the date of swab must be …

Apr 12 2021

108 new coronavirus cases registered, 117 patients recovered, 10 passed away, Health Ministry says

Damascus, SANA- Health Ministry announced on Sunday that 108 coronavirus cases were recorded in Syria and 117 patients recovered, while 10 passed away. In a statement to SANA, the Ministry said that the total number of infections recorded in Syria till now has reached up to 20,226 cases, of which 14,012 have recovered, and 1378 have passed away. The first coronavirus case in the country was recorded on March 22nd last year, while the first fatality was registered on 29th of the same month. Rafah al-Allouni/ Shaza Qriema   FORUM

Jan 7 2021

Health Ministry: 98 new coronavirus cases recorded, 67 patients recover, 6 pass away

Damascus, SANA- The Health Ministry on Wednesday announced that 98 new coronavirus cases were recorded in Syria, adding that 67 coronavirus patients recovered while 6 others passed away. In a statement, the Ministry noted that the total number of the registered coronavirus cases in Syria has reached up to 11, 988 up till now, of which 5,753 have recovered and 747 have passed away. The first coronavirus case was recorded in Syria on March 22nd last year in a person who came from abroad, while the first coronavirus death was registered on the 29th of the same month. Rafah al-Allouni …

Jun 8 2020

Health Ministry: National vaccination days on June 14-18

Related Articles Damascus, SANA – The Health Ministry announced on Monday that the national vaccination days campaign for children under five will take place on June 14-18. The Ministry said in a statement that parents can take their children to one of the 1,002 health centers or 545 mobile teams around the country to have them receive the due vaccines. The campaign is expected to reach 10,524 children under five in addition to 239,477 who had missed scheduled vaccines. Hazem Sabbagh FORUM

Jun 6 2020

Health Ministry: 5 Coronavirus patients recover, 1 new case registered

Related Articles Damascus, SANA – The Health Ministry announced on Saturday that a five Coronavirus (COVID-19) patients have recovered, raising the number of recoveries in Syria to 58. The Ministry also said a new case was registered for a person working as a driver operating between Syria and Jordan, which raises the number of cases in Syria to 125 cases, 6 of which have passed away. Mhd. Ibrahim / Hazem Sabbagh FORUM

Jun 4 2020

Health Ministry: One new coronavirus case registered in Damascus countryside to raise the total infections to 124 in Syria

Related Articles Damascus, SANA-Health Ministry announced on Thursday that a new coronavirus case was registered in Damascus countryside for a person who works as a driver on Syria-Jordan border road, raising the total infections to 124. The Ministry added in a statement that total number of coronavirus infections reached at 124 until today, 53 of them have recovered and 6 patients have died. The first case of coronavirus was detected in Syria on March 22nd,2020. Mazen Eyon FORUM

Jun 2 2020

Health Ministry: One Coronavirus patients passed away, 4 others recovered

Related Articles Damascus, SANA – The Health Ministry said on Tuesday that one Coronavirus (COVID-19) patient has passed away, raising the total number of deaths to 6. The Ministry said the patient suffered from asthma and had undergone open heart surgery in the past. The Ministry also announced that four patients have recovered, raising the total number of recoveries to 50 out of the 123 cases registered in Syria. Hazem Sabbagh FORUM

Jun 1 2020

Health Ministry: New Coronavirus case registered, raising total in Syria to 123

Related Articles Damascus, SANA – The Health Ministry announced on Monday that a new Coronavirus (COVID-19) case has been registered in Syria, and that the patient had interacted with another person who was infected in Swieda, and the new patient is currently quarantined. This raises the total number of cases in Syria to 123, 46 of them having recovered while 5 have passed away. Hazem Sabbagh FORUM

May 31 2020

Health Ministry: Three Coronavirus patients recovered, one patient passed away

Related Articles Damascus, SANA – The Health Ministry said on Sunday that three Coronavirus patients have recovered, raising the total of recoveries to 46. The Ministry also said that one 74-year-old Coronavirus patient who also had a liver tumor passed away, raising the death toll to 5. So far, 122 cases of Coronavirus have been registered in Syria. Hazem Sabbagh FORUM

May 25 2020

Health Ministry: 20 new infections with coronavirus registered in Syria

Damascus, SANA_ The number of infections with coronavirus has risen to 106 as the Health Ministry announced on Monday that 20 new cases have been reported among the Syrian citizens, who recently came back home via Syrian flights from several countries. 15 of the new cases were among the Syrians who came back from Kuwait, 3 from Sudan, 1 from Russia and 1 from Kuwait. On Sunday, the Ministry announced that 4 more cases have recovered raising the number of recoveries to 41. The number of deaths from coronavirus is 4. The Ministry has not registered any local coronavirus case …

May 24 2020

Health Ministry: Lab analysis of coronavirus suspected case for Russian person at Tartous port is negative

Related Articles Damascus, SANA- Health Ministry said that result of lab analysis of coronavirus suspected case for Russian person at Tartous port was negative. The Ministry added in a statement on Sunday that first test of coronavirus, which was conducted on Saturday for the Russian person at Tartous port was positive, therefore the Ministry took a decision to prevent workers from leaving the port until conducting all lab analyses for all the workers who interacted with the suspected case, indicating that the results of analyses were negative. The workers were allowed to come home and the port returned to work …

May 24 2020

Health Ministry: 16 new coronavirus cases registered in Syria, four cases recovered

Related Articles Damascus, SANA- Health Ministry announced on Sunday that 16 new cases of coronavirus were registered among the Syrian arrivals from abroad, six of which are from Emirates, two from Sudan, four from Russia, and four from Kuwait to raise the total number to 86 infections. The Ministry said in a statement that the number of coronavirus infections in Syria reached 86 ones until today, 41 of them have recovered while four have died. The Ministry has not registered any local coronavirus cases in Syria since the beginning of May. On March 22nd, the first case of Coronavirus was …

May 20 2020

Health Ministry: Difficulty in securing COVID 19 test kits due to unilateral coercive measures

Related Articles Damascus, SANA- Health Ministry said on Wednesday that no local cases of coronavirus(COVID-19) have been registered in Syria for 20 days and the registered cases during this period were for Syrians coming from abroad. The Ministry said in a statement read by Assistant Director of the Contagious and Terminal Diseases Department at the Health Miinistry Dr. Atef al-Tawil that 1156 out of 2270 persons coming from abroad via Syrian Airlines discharged from quarantine centers. The Ministry added that the medical teams at quarantine centers conducted 1500 nasal swabs for COVID-19 testing and their results will come out successively …

May 17 2020

Health Ministry: 7 new Coronavirus cases registered among persons coming from Kuwait

Related Articles Damascus, SANA – The Health Ministry said on Sunday that 7 new Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have been registered among persons coming from Kuwait. This raises the total number of cases in Syria to 58, 36 of them having recovered while 3 had passed away. Hazem Sabbagh FORUM

May 16 2020

Health Ministry: One new Coronavirus case registered, patient was among arrivals from UAE

Related Articles Damascus, SANA – The Health Ministry announced on Saturday that a new case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been registered, and that the patient is one of the arrivals from the UAE. With this, the total number of Coronavirus cases registered in Syria reached 51, 36 of which having recovered while 3 passed away. Hazem Sabbagh FORUM

May 16 2020

Health Ministry: Last 6 Coronavirus cases were among arrivals from abroad

Related Articles Damascus, SANA – The Health Ministry said that the last 6 Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases that have been registered in Syria were among people who had arrived from abroad, and that no cases among residents in the country have been registered since the beginning of May. In a statement to SANA on Saturday, Assistant Director of the Contagious and Terminal Diseases Department at the Ministry, Dr. Atef al-Tawil, said that the last six cases were diagnosed via PCR tests conducted to people who came from abroad who had no symptoms. He noted that during the past two weeks, 13 …

May 15 2020

Health Ministry: 7 Coronavirus patients recovered, 2 new cases registered

Related Articles Damascus, SANA – The Health Ministry said on Friday that 7 of the registered Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Syria have recovered, raising the total of recoveries to 36. The Ministry also said that 2 new cases have been registered, raising the total number of cases in Syria to 50, 3 of which having passed away. Hazem Sabbagh FORUM

May 14 2020

Health Ministry: 4224 out of 6781 quarantined people discharged so far

Related Articles Damascus, SANA- Health Ministry announced that the total number of persons who have been quarantined as of February 5th 2020 and until now is 6781, 4224 of them having been discharged while 2557 are still under observation. In a statement on Thursday, Assistant Director of the Infectious and Terminal Diseases Department at the Ministry Dr. Atef al-Tawil said that 13 planes transporting 2770 Syrians stranded abroad have arrived in Syria coming from nine countries via Syrian Airlines over the two past weeks , noting that quarantine centers have been prepared to accommodate all the coming persons, in cooperation …

May 13 2020

Health Ministry: One new Coronavirus case registered in Syria

Related Articles Damascus, SANA- Health Ministry on Wednesday said that a new coronavirus was registered in Syria to raise the total number to 48. With this, the total number of cases registered in Syria reached 48 cases, out of which 29 patients have recovered, while 3 have passed away, the Ministry said in a statement. The first case of coronavirus was registered in Syria on March 22nd for a coming person. Shaza FORUM

May 6 2020

Health Ministry: A new coronavirus case registered in Syria

Related Articles Damascus, SANA- Health Ministry announced on Wednesday that a new coronavirus was registered in Syria to raise the total infections to 45. The Ministry said in a statement that the number of coronavirus infections in Syria reached 45 until today, 27 of them have recovered while three have died. The first case of coronavirus registered in Syria was on March 22nd for a coming person. Shaza FORUM

May 4 2020

Health Ministry: 2554 out of 3325 quarantined people discharged so far

Related Articles Damascus, SANA – The Health Ministry announced that the total number of people that have been quarantined as of February 5th 2020 and until now is 3325, 2554 of them having been discharged while 771 are still under observation. In a statement on Monday, Assistant Director of the Infectious and Terminal Diseases Department at the Ministry Dr. Atef al-Tawil said that as the first three planes transporting Syrians returning from abroad, the Ministry is working to prepare quarantine centers to accommodate everyone and provide the necessary care for them. The Ministry said that hospitals and health centers are …

Apr 28 2020

Health Ministry launches service showing distribution of Coronavirus cases in Syria

Related Articles Damascus, SANA – The Health Ministry launched a service on its website which shows the distribution of registered Coronavirus cases in Syria, sorting them by provinces, age groups, gender, and cause of infection. The service also contains information on the 5 official labs that conduct COVID-19 tests, and the centers for quarantine and isolation. The service showed that the 43 cases in Syria are distributed as follows:-30 cases in Damascus Countryside, 11 of which recovered, 1 passed away, 18 being treated.-12 cases in Damascus, 8 of which recovered, 2 passed away, 2 being treated.-1 case in Daraa currently …

Apr 26 2020

Health Ministry: Three more Coronavirus patients have recovered, one new case registered

Related Articles Damascus, SANA – The Health Ministry announced on Sunday that three more patients who were among the registered Coronavirus cases have recovered, raising the total of recoveries in Syria to 14. The Ministry also announced that another Coronavirus case has been diagnosed, raising the total of cases registered in the country to 43, 14 of which having recovered while 3 had passed away. Hazem Sabbagh FORUM

Apr 25 2020

Health Ministry: Five more Coronavirus patients recovered

Related Articles Damascus, SANA – The Health Ministry said that five patients among the Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases registered in Syria have recovered, raising the total number of recoveries in the country to 11. The total of Coronavirus cases registered in Syria to this day are 42, with 11 patients recovering and 3 passing away. Hazem Sabbagh FORUM

Apr 17 2020

Health Ministry: Five new Coronavirus cases registered, raising the total to 38

Related Articles Damascus, SANA – Five new Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have been registered in Syria, raising the total of cases in the country to 38, the Health Ministry said in a statement on Friday evening. Out of the 38 cases registered in Syria, 5 patients have recovered while 2 have passed away. Hazem Sabbagh FORUM

Mar 26 2020

Health Ministry: Health status of Coronavirus infected people stable, no deaths among them

Damascus, SANA- Health Ministry said Thursday that the health status of the people infected with Coronavirus is “stable” and that they are under direct medical supervision. The Ministry dismissed, in a statement, what have been circulated by some social media on the death of one of these cases, calling on the citizens not to deal with rumors and unreliable news which aim at stirring up panic and fear.The Ministry called upon the citizens to stay at home as one of the most important precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the Virus.On Wednesday, the Ministry announced that the four case …

Mar 13 2020

Health Ministry raises readiness and precautionary measures to protect against Coronavirus

Related Articles Damascus, SANA – With the expansion of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in 117 countries as of March 12th, and as the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the virus to be an epidemic, the Health Ministry has raised its readiness and precautionary measures to protect against the virus through strict measures according to WHO recommendations. In a statement on Friday, the Ministry said that as of this date, no Coronavirus cases have been registered in Syria, but this doesn’t mean that we are immune from the disease, nor does that mean that there aren’t any carriers who have not developed …

Mar 10 2020

Health Ministry: Lab results of suspected Coronavirus case at al-Mouwasat University Hospital negative

Related Articles Damascus, SANA – The Ministry of Health has announced that the results of the laboratory tests for the suspected Coronavirus case at al-Mouwasat University Hospital came back negative, clarifying in a statement to SANA that the patient is suffering from pneumonia. Some social media pages had posted rumors about there being a woman infected with Coronavirus (COVID-19) at al-Mouwasat University Hospital, which the administration of the hospital denied. The referential laboratory at the Health Ministry receives daily the suspected Coronavirus samples from all hospitals and medical centers, and it has conducted 34 medical tests with negative results on …

Mar 3 2020

Health Ministry: No Coronavirus cases in Syria to this day, preventative measures being taken

Related Articles Damascus, SANA – The Health Ministry said that no cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been registered in Syria so far, and that it continues to take stringent preventative measures as per the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO). In a statement on Tuesday, the Ministry said it took a number of measures including forming a central emergency committee and subcommittees in each health department in provinces. The statement said the Ministry has devised a national work plan to confront the virus, in addition to the instructions for the measures to be taken at border crossing points and …

Feb 23 2020

Continuous precautionary measures at border crossings for prevention of Coronavirus

Damascus, SANA – The Health Ministry continues to carry out precautionary measures for the prevention of Coronavirus by monitoring the health of arrivals at airports and border crossing points. During SANA’s coverage of the health checkups provided to arrivals at Damascus International Airport, Director of Damascus Health Department Dr. Hazar Raef said that the procedures being carried out are part of a national plan by the Health Ministry to prevent the Coronavirus from entering the country, and that all these procedures are carried out according to international health measures. Raef confirmed that no Coronavirus cases have been registered in Syria, …

Feb 22 2020

Health Ministry: No Coronavirus cases in Syria

Related Articles Damascus SANA – The Ministry of Health reiterated that no cases of Coronavirus have been registered in Syria. In response to rumors circulated on social media pages about Coronavirus, the Ministry’s media office assured that all news and updates about this disease in Syria will be published by the Ministry through the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA). The office reiterated that no Coronavirus cases have been registered in Syria until today. It pointed out that the ministry’s specialized teams are working around the clock in epidemiological investigation and monitoring of this disease in accordance with the international health …

Feb 21 2020

Health Ministry: There are no Coronavirus cases in Syria

Related Articles Damascus, SANA – Director of the Contagious and Terminal Diseases Department at the Health Ministry Dr. Hazar Faroun said that no cases of Coronavirus have been registered in Syria, and that the patients examined at hospitals had nothing beside normal seasonal flu and respiratory infections which are common in winter and their rates are within the normal limits. Dr. Faroun said in a statement to SANA’s reporter that the similarity between the symptoms of flu and the Coronoavirus are causing people to become suspicious and panic, noting that Coronavirus infection is identified via a specific lab test conducted …