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Unprecedented COVID spread plagues health sector in Syria's Daraa

The number of COVID cases has increased steadily in most of the cities and towns of Daraa during the past few weeks amid a deteriorating health sector.
Paramedics transport the corpse of a Syrian who died of the coronavirus during a funeral in the village of Barisha, Idlib province, Syria, Sept. 30, 2021.

According to several medical sources in Daraa province, southern Syria, the number of registered coronavirus cases have exceeded 52,000 infections from the beginning of October until Nov. 17.

This surge in infections comes amid a collapsing health sector in the province, and the medical centers’ inability to contain the pandemic and provide basic health services, prompting them to launch popular initiatives to collect donations in a bid to secure the necessary treatment supplies.

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