Concerned about the appearance of a more dangerous variant than Delta in Indonesia

Indonesia is becoming the epicenter of the COVID-19 epidemic in Asia, and many experts warn that the situation is creating the conditions for the emergence of an even more deadly variant of the SARS-COV-2 virus than Delta.

The online statistics site continues to update the latest figures as of the morning of July 26, showing that the total number of COVID-19 infections in the world is currently 194,789,102 cases, of which 4,174,476 deaths. di‌ed and 176,742,859 cases were cured.

Yesterday, the US recorded 13,103 new infections, bringing the total number of infections in this country to 35,198,750 cases, of which 626,761 cases have di‌ed.

Meanwhile, the number of new infections in India – the second hardest hit country by the pandemic is 38,153 cases. The total number of infections in this country is 31,409,639 cases, of which 420,996 have di‌ed. Yesterday, India recorded an additional 411 deaths from the COVID-19 epidemic.

Brazil is still the third country in the world in terms of the number of cases with 19,688,663 cases and the number of deaths is 549,924 cases. Ranked fourth in terms of infections is Russia with 6,126,541 cases, of which 153,874 cases have di‌ed. The number of new infections in the last 24 hours in this country is 24,072 cases.

With 5,993,937 cases, France closely follows Russia as the world’s fifth largest country in terms of infections, of which 111,622 deaths. Yesterday, the country recorded 15,242 new infections.

Asia is the region with the most infections in the world (60.488,978 cases), far ahead of Europe (50,730,711 cases). Followed by North America with 41,825,286 cases and South America with 35,128,536 cases. Africa (6,519,050 cases) and Oceania (95,820 cases) are the two least affected regions.

In Asia, the Delta variant is spreading rapidly in many countries, especially in Southeast Asia.

Indonesia recorded the highest number of new cases on July 25 in the region with 38,679 cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 3,166,505 cases, of which 83,279 cases have di‌ed. Currently, Indonesia has surpassed India and Brazil to become the country with the highest number of daily cases in the world. Notably, the death rate from COVID-19 in the country is said to be higher than the global average.

In recent days, Indonesia has become the epicenter of the COVID-19 epidemic in Asia, and many experts warn that this situation is creating conditions for the emergence of a dangerous variant of the SARS-COV-2 virus. than Delta. dic‌ky Budiman, Indonesia’s leading epidemiologist, commented: “New variants always appear in areas or countries where the epidemic cannot be controlled. According to the as‌sessment of the World Health Organization (WHO). , if 5% of the tests are positive, it means the epidemic is out of control.In Indonesia, this number is higher than 10% in about 16 months at the beginning of the epidemic and now it is over 30%. So it’s very likely that a new variant or super-variant emerges.”

In that context, Indonesia decided to extend the level 4 restrictive measures for community activities from July 26 to August 2, 2021 with some regulatory adjustments related to community activities. community and travel to ensure epidemic prevention and maintain economic activities and social dynamics of the community.

Meanwhile, Malaysia recorded 17,045 new infections on July 25, including 17,039 infections in the community, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 1,013,438 cases.

Thailand also recorded 15,335 new infections yesterday, bringing the total number of infections to 497,302. Thailand’s Ministry of Health is planning to ship 8.5 million SARS-CoV-2 test kits to high-risk areas during August and September, serving testing of people at risk. high risk of infection in epidemic areas.

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