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Indonesia Now COVID-19 Epicenter In Asia After Massive Rise In Cases

INDONESIA COVID-19 SURGE – Due to a surge in daily COVID infections, Indonesia has become the coronavirus “epicenter of Asia”.

As more countries procure COVID-19 vaccines, leaders are hoping to achieve herd immunity. However, as new variants such as the DELTA variant rip through countries such as Indonesia, concerns begin to build.

Currently, Indonesia has recorded a whopping daily infection of over 54,000 confirmed cases on Wednesday. Because of the increasing number of daily infections, hospitals have become overwhelmed leaving the ill to succumb to the virus at home.

Indonesia Becomes COVID "Epicenter" In Asia Following Surge In Cases

Meanwhile, many struggle to find oxygen tanks to treat their loved ones. Along with this, several families are left on the streets outside the hospitals as they bed-spaces grow thin.

According to an article from Philstar, Indonesia’s health ministry recorded 54,517 new cases and 991 deaths in 24 hours. This was the highest-ever case load and mortality rate 10x as high as the numbers in early June.

However, the current count may not be accurate as official data, according to experts, is severely undercounted due to low testing rates and poor contact tracing. As such, Indonesian epidemiologist at Australia’s Griffith University, Dicky Budiman said:

Indonesia could become the epicentre of the pandemic, but it’s already the epicentre of Asia

If you look at the population difference between India and Indonesia… then the pandemic is far more serious than in India

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