Indonesia reported a surge in Covid-19 deaths for the first time on Tuesday, with more than 2,000. This is because the highly infectious Delta variant has hit a densely populated, rarely vaccinated country.
NS Indonesian death tollThe fourth most populous country in the world, which has increased dramatically throughout July, the Covid-19 ward is full and patients struggle with access to ventilators and proper care.
Indonesia, like the United States and other countries in Europe and Asia, is facing a resurgence of the virus Driven by delta variantHowever, unlike many developed countries, the coverage of the vaccine is sparse. About 7% of the country’s population is fully vaccinated.
The landscape of the country is similar India at the worst of the spring surge In some cases, Indonesians are lined up due to lack of oxygen supply, and the whole family, including healthy young people, becomes seriously ill. By late July, Indonesia’s seven-day average daily death toll reached five per million, 67 from its peak in late May, according to Oxford University-based project Our World in Data. % Has increased. Epidemiologists believe that both countries have significantly underestimated Covid-19 deaths, as many patients have died at home without being tested for Covid-19.
Indonesian Secretary of Health spokeswoman Siti Nadia Tarmizi said the record death toll of 2,069 partially reflected the update of death data in some areas, and countless deaths from the previous day. Was included in Tuesday’s tally. But she said other parts of the country are seeing an increase in deaths.
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