Second wave of COVID-19 surging in Northwest Syria

Northwest Syria is currently experiencing a second wave of COVID-19 cases after the initial wave reported in November 2020. Surveillance teams in Northwest Syria have confirmed 76,967 cases of COVID-19 to date. On October 3rd alone, 1,016 new cases were confirmed, and test positivity rates have reached as high as 61%. The rapid spread is due to the Delta variant, which has been detected in 98% of new cases. COVID-19 health facilities are overwhelmed with patients. 5 out of 9 isolation units are at or over capacity, and ventilators in ICU units treating COVID-19 patients are at 98% utilization.

The situation is rapidly deteriorating, and they need more resources to be able to combat this current wave.

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News, stories, and updates from Middle East and from the world. Critical researcher on migrant governance and human rights in Turkey and in the Mid East.