Syria coronavirus spike sees hospitals reach capacity

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain

Hospitals in the Syrian capital Damascus and the coastal province of Latakia have reached capacity due to rising coronavirus admissions, a health official said Sunday.

“We have started transferring COVID-19 patients from the of Damascus to the (central) province of Homs, and from Latakia to the province of Tartus,” Tawfiq Hasaba, a ministry official, was quoted as saying by Syrian state TV.

The move came after “hospitals in these areas reached capacity because of a large spike in coronavirus cases,” he added.

Syria on Saturday logged 442 new coronavirus infections in government-held areas—a new daily record for a conflict-hit country that has documented more than 32,580 cases, including 2,198 deaths in regime controlled territory, since the start of its outbreak last year.

“It is the first time the number of cases reaches 400” in one day, Hasaba said, adding that the number of new infections was highest in Damascus, Aleppo and Latakia.

Coronavirus cases have been on the rise across Syria since mid-August, including in the northwest and northeast, large parts of which fall beyond .

According to the World Health Organization, only two percent of Syria’s population has been at least partially vaccinated.

Syria’s conflict has since 2011 killed nearly half a million people and ravaged a healthcare sector struggling to cope with a mass outflux of professionals.

Around 70 percent of the country’s pre-war have left since the start of the war.

© 2021 AFP

Citation: Syria coronavirus spike sees hospitals reach capacity (2021, September 26) retrieved 2 October 2021 from

This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.

Note: This article have been indexed to our site. We do not claim ownership or copyright of any of the content above. To see the article at original source Click Here

Related Posts
Prof. Afek: Unvaccinated people should be charged higher health insurance premiums thumbnail

Prof. Afek: Unvaccinated people should be charged higher health insurance premiums

פרופ' ארנון אפק, לשעבר מנכ"ל משרד הבריאות וכיום משנה למנהל "שיבא", המשמש גם כחבר בקבינט המומחים למאבק בקורונה, מציע לחייב את הלא מחוסנים בדמי ביטוח בריאות גבוהים יותר וכן בביטוח רפואי מוגדל לשם נסיעה לחו"ל. פרופ' אפק הציג רעיון זה הבוקר (ב') במאמר דעה ב"ישראל היום" . "אם בתחילת גל התחלואה הנוכחי, הרביעי במספר, רוב…
Read More
The Check Up: Tiffany Kung, AnsibleHealth thumbnail

The Check Up: Tiffany Kung, AnsibleHealth

Get Newsletters Sign up for enewsletters and alerts to receive breaking news and in-depth coverage of healthcare events and trends, as they happen, right to your inbox. Subscribe Today MH magazine offers content that sheds light on healthcare leaders’ complex choices and touch points—from strategy, governance, leadership development and finance to operations, clinical care, and
Read More
HBD Joe Root: All-time England great turns 33 thumbnail

HBD Joe Root: All-time England great turns 33

England's all-time cricket great Joe Root is celebrating his 33rd birthday on December 30th, 2023 Born on December 30th, 1990, in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, Root has become a central figure in English cricketRoot's career is highlighted by numerous achievements, including being named the ICC Men's Test Cricketer of the Year and the Wisden Leading
Read More
Thanks to COVID-19, Drug Shortages Take Center Stage thumbnail

Thanks to COVID-19, Drug Shortages Take Center Stage

When a patient's cardiac arrest triggers a Code Blue, clinicians respond with swift precision — until they have to hit a brief pause. Instead of a prefilled syringe or 1 mL premixed vial of life-saving epinephrine in the code cart, there's a vial of concentrated epinephrine, a sodium chloride solution for dilution, a syringe, and…
Read More
Index Of News
Consider making some contribution to keep us going. We are donation based team who works to bring the best content to the readers. Every donation matters.
Donate Now

Subscription Form

Liking our Index Of News so far? Would you like to subscribe to receive news updates daily?