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DAMASCUS, June 20 (Xinhua) -- The Syrian Health Ministry recorded 11 new COVID-19 cases in the country, bringing the overall number of infections to 198, according to the state news agency SANA on Saturday.
The overall number of infections includes 83 recoveries and seven deaths, according to the report.
The ministry has been updating the infection statistics on a daily basis as some infected Syrians have been brought back from outside the country.
China has offered help to Syria to fight the COVID-19 outbreak. On April 15, a batch of China's donation, including 2,016 COVID-19 test kits, arrived in the Syrian capital Damascus.
On April 23, a video-conference was held between Chinese and Syrian medical experts for sharing the experience in fighting COVID-19.