Jul 8, 2021 - World
Indonesia's surging death rate underscores danger of Delta variant
Fears are growing that Indonesia — with its massive population (271 million), low vaccination rate (13% have one dose) and surging COVID-19 death toll — could become the next India.
Driving the news: Shortages of oxygen and other supplies are growing dire, and the daily death rate has doubled over the past two weeks.
- The big picture: The Delta variant first discovered in India has now become dominant in Indonesia. It has also driven surges in countries from Spain to South Africa.