A new global hotbed of the epidemic – bigger than Brazil and India!

A total of about 74,000 deaths have been reported so far, but this figure is considered greatly underestimated because Indonesia, which has about 270 million people, has relatively little testing for kovid 19
(Tents set up in front of hospitals in Indonesia to accept the increased influx of patients with kovid-19 – AP)

According to the agencies, Indonesia has become the world’s largest hotbed of the corona virus pandemic. Since the end of last week, there have been more new cases of the infection in this country every day than in Brazil and India, which have been in the lead so far. Overnight, 34,257 new cases of infection were recorded and a record number of 1,338 dead in one day.

In total, according to the AP, about 74 thousand deaths have been recorded so far, but this figure is considered very underestimated because in this country, which has about 270 million people (according to which it is the largest Muslim country in the world), relatively little is tested on kovid 19. In any case, this daily number of victims is higher than in Brazil. So far, about 2.8 million infected people have been confirmed by testing in Indonesia, but in reality, according to observers, there are significantly more of them.

Jakarta residents wear protective masks to prevent the spread of the kovid-19 virus as they stand in line to receive help from the Indonesian president, July 16, 2021 – REUTERS

“The epidemic center in Asia is in Indonesia, and if we had more testing capacity, it would turn out to be a world center,” said Indonesian epidemiologist Dicky Bidiman, who works at Griffith University in Australia, adding: “We don’t identify as many as 80 percent of cases. ” The reason for this is primarily a passive approach to testing. Namely, only those who report to the health center themselves, have pronounced symptoms or have had contact with the infected are tested.

At the start of the pandemic, there were just under 56 tests per thousand inhabitants, which is significantly less than in India, where there were almost 319. By comparison, in the UK it was 3,311 per thousand inhabitants.

Given the growth in the number of infected, Indonesia is preparing for the worst-case scenario, especially after the recent Islamic holiday celebrations. If it is about 60 thousand newly infected a day, that would still be good, according to the experts there, and everything below 100 thousand is acceptable …

And the current level of infection is difficult to overcome. Many infected people died at home because the hospitals were full.

“We see the deaths of people in self-isolation as an indicator of the collapse of our health services,” Ahmad Arif of the Independent Society told the Guardian. Lapor kovid – 19. Such cases occur outside the most populated island of Java, where about half of the population lives. Funeral services are re-employed so that the dead are buried by volunteers. There is a special problem with women because only members of the same sex can prepare a funeral for the deceased.

Many hospitals are chronically short of oxygen, and there is a lack of health workers, among other things because many became infected, and not a few of them died. So far, 114 doctors have died in July from kovida-19, which is twice as many as in June. Since the beginning of the epidemic, 545 doctors have died.

Relatives of the sick, according to the BBC, are trying to find anything for them that could help them. There was a rumor that the level of antibodies was rapidly increasing by the local brand Bear Brand, whose price immediately increased by 445 percent. It didn’t help that the manufacturer denied such rumors … Others, on the other hand, buy the so-called British propolis, whose manufacturer claims to help fight all viruses, although there is no evidence for that …

Other countries in Southeast Asia are also facing a rapid rise in the number of people infected. The situation is the worst in 13 Thai districts, the strictest quarantine measures are in force, and as of today, they are being applied in others as well, and will be in force until at least August 2. In some cities, including Bangkok, a travel ban is in force, shops are closed, part of the restaurant is closed, and city traffic is not working … Yesterday, tests in Thailand determined 11,784 new cases of infection. A total of 415,170 infected people have been registered in this country so far. 3,422 have died so far.

On the other hand, the fact that only five percent of the population in Burma has been vaccinated so far speaks volumes and announces …


Source: Balkan Magazin – Aktuelnosti by www.balkanmagazin.net.

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