WHO Syria Monthly COVID-19 Bulletin (January 2022) – Syrian Arab Republic
WHO Syria Monthly COVID-19 Bulletin (January 2022) – Syrian Arab Republic

WHO Syria Monthly COVID-19 Bulletin (January 2022) – Syrian Arab Republic

Epidemiological overview

Data pr. January 29, 2022

Total Cases 181 803

Total deaths 6,872

Total vaccine doses administered 2 769 063

Total cases recovered 112 611

Total samples 587 234

Mortality rate 3.8%

A total of 181,803 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Syria between March 22, 2020 and January 29, 2022; of which 93,068 (51.19%) were reported from northwestern Syria (NWS), 51,284 (28.21%) from areas in Syria controlled by the government (GoS), and the remaining 37,451 (20.60%) from northeastern Syria (NES). During the same period, a total of 6,872 related deaths were reported; of which 2,984 (43.42%) from GoS, 2,363 (34.39%) from NWS and 1,525 (22.19%) from NES. The overall Case Fatality Rate (CFR) is 3.8%.

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported across Syria decreased by 55% in January (n = 1,379) compared to the previous month (n = 3,065). The decline was sharper in the NWS by 84.8% in January 2022 (n = 111) compared to December 2021 (n = 728). Cases reported in GoS decreased by 52.3% in January 2022 (n = 1,006) compared to December 2021 (n = 2,108). Conversely, the NES reported a small increase in new cases of 14.41% with 262 new cases in January compared to 229 cases reported in the previous month. The trend in the number of cases detected on WoS is proportional to the trend of laboratory tests performed for the reporting month, as the test capacity is still limited to hospitalized patients on GoS and NES due to interruptions in the laboratory supplies.

The declining trend of detection of new cases of COVID-19 was observed in all governors of Syria except in Daraa and AL Hassakeh, where cases increased by 15.6% in Dara and 120.9% in Al Hassakeh; this increase could be attributed to the resumption of laboratory testing in Al Hassakeh during January 2022. The number of reported cases of COVID-19 and its percentage from the total national number across all 14 governors in Syria during the month of January is as follows : Al-Hasakeh 16.82% (n = 232), Lattakia 13.56% (n = 187), Aleppo 11.31% (n = 156), Tartous 11.17% (n = 154), Damascus 9, 21% (n = 127), ‘a 8.05% (n = 111), Homs 6.53% (n = 90), Hama 6.24% (n = 86), As-Sweida 5.22% ( n = 72), Rural Damascus 4.71% (n = 65), Idleb 4.21% (n = 58), Ar-Raqqa 1.31% (n = 18), Deir-ez-Zor 1.09% (n = 15), Quneitra 0.58% (n = 8).

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