Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached over 204,192,000 with more than 4,318,000 deaths reported.
Iran has reported almost 40,000 new daily confirmed cases of Covid-19 as the country battles its largest surge in infections so far.
More than 500 daily deaths have been reported, as the country approaches a tragic milestone of 100,000 total deaths from Covid-19.
The highly contagious Delta variant and a slow vaccination rate are likely to have contributed to the recent spike of cases the country has experienced since the beginning of June.
Iran has administered around 12 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines, which accounts for less than 15% of its population being fully vaccinated.
A slow vaccine rollout can be attributed to the country’s refusal to use Western vaccines, and the slow development of COVIran Barekat, Iran’s domestically produced vaccine.
Indonesia has reported 32,000 new daily confirmed cases and 2,000 new daily deaths, the highest number of daily deaths reported globally.
Indonesia experienced a rapid spike in Covid-19 infections in early July, soon after the highly contagious Delta variant was first identified in the country.
The seven-day rolling average of new daily confirmed cases is beginning to decline especially in Jakarta; however, the infections and deaths are still rising in regional areas.
Recent surges in Covid-19 cases across South-East Asia can be attributed to the highly contagious nature of the Delta variant and a low vaccination rate.
Oliver Whittingham, Intern at GlobalData Plc