Sumary of Indonesia reported the highest new Covid cases in the world last week, says WHO:
- A healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment attends to a Covid-19 patient with an oxygen mask in a wheelchair outside Bekasi Public Hospital.
- The world’s fourth most populous country has overtaken India to be the new epicenter of the coronavirus in Asia, surpassing India in June in terms of the highest daily new cases per million people, data compiled by Our World in Data showed.
- WHO’s latest weekly epidemiological update said more than 3.4 million new cases were reported globally between July 12 to 18, as many countries across the world continue to experience surges.
- Indonesia topped the list with the most number of new infections during that period at 350,273 cases — a 44% increase from the week before.
- The U.S. has reported more than 34.22 million cases so far while India has had more than 31.25 million cases — though health experts believe the numbers are grossly underreported there.
- Why Covid numbers appear to be fallingJust this week, Indonesia’s president Joko Widodo extended Covid restrictions, but said daily infections have fallen.
- He said the health measures could be eased starting July 26 if new cases continue to drop.
- According to Our World in Data, Indonesia reported a new high of 56,757 confirmed cases on July 15, and infections declined almost every day since.