Indonesia Child Death Corona Delta Variant | Indonesia Child Death: ‘Delta variant’ of Corona made for children, more than 100 died in 1 week |Delta variant came as a call for children in Indonesia 800 died so far
Children account for 12.5 percent of the country’s confirmed cases, which is higher than the previous months
- Increase in deaths in Southeast Asia coincides with increase in delta variant
- During the week of July 12, more than 150 children have died due to Kovid-19.
- Half of recent deaths have been of children under the age of 5
New Delhi: Hundreds of children have died in Indonesia due to Kovid-19, many of whom are under the age of 5. The New York Times reported that Indonesia has a higher child mortality rate due to Kovid than any other country. Dr Aman Bhakti Pulungan, head of the Indonesian Pediatric Society, was quoted as saying that during the week of July 12 alone, more than 150 children died of Kovid-19, half of the recent deaths were under 5 years of age. Children have happened.
Pulungan, citing pediatrician reports, said that 12.5 per cent of the country’s confirmed cases are children, an increase from the previous months. “Our numbers are among the highest in the world,” he said. Why are we not giving the best for our children?’
Record outbreaks of epidemics in Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar and Vietnam
The NYT reported that the increase in deaths coincided with the increase in the delta variant in Southeast Asia, where vaccination rates are low, causing record outbreaks of the pandemic not only in Indonesia but also in Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar and Vietnam.
Dr. Yasser Arafat, Asia health advisor to the non-profit group Save the Children, said, “Until now, children have been the hidden victims of this pandemic. This will not happen anymore.’ “Countries like Indonesia are not only seeing record numbers of children dying from the virus, but we are also seeing an alarming increase in children missing out on routine immunization and nutrition services that are vital to their survival,” Yasir said.
More than 800 children have died
In July, Indonesia overtook India and Brazil in the number of daily cases, which has become the new epicenter of the pandemic. The government on Friday reported nearly 50,000 new infections and 1,566 deaths. More than 800 children under the age of 18 have died from the virus in Indonesia since the pandemic began, according to Pulungan, but most of those deaths last month It’s happened.
Another factor in the country’s low vaccination rate
Health experts have been quoted as saying that the number of deaths among children could be due to underlying health conditions such as malnutrition, obesity, diabetes and heart disease. The country’s low vaccination rate is another factor. According to the Our World in Data Project at the University of Oxford, only 16 percent of Indonesians have received a single dose and only 6 percent have been fully vaccinated.
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