Syria records new COVID-19 case, 45 in total

A new COVID-19 infection was recorded in Syria on Wednesday, bringing the total number in the country to 45, the health ministry said in a statement.

Meanwhile, Syria has so far recorded 27 recoveries and three deaths from COVID-19, according to the ministry statement.

The first COVID-19 infection was reported in Syria on March 22 while the first death was on March 29.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday warned of a “real catastrophe” in case of an increase in the number of COVID-19 infections in Syria.

The low number of infections in Syria “doesn’t mean the numbers aren’t much higher because we are not testing every Syrian” or the country is out of the “circle of danger,” the president said.