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Bali’s COVID Numbers Going the Wrong Way!

Rate of New COVID-19 Infections in Bali Continue to Soar.

Jackie Pomeroy, who religiously compiles daily updates on the COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia, assists Bali Update and in tracking the rate of new infections on the Island. She continued to collect valuable data on the developing face of new infections Bali-wide from 01 May 2021 through 24 July 2021.

COVID-19 Cases in Bali 01 May – 24 July
Daily Rate of New Infection Versus Weekly Average

Unfortunately, the accompanying resulting illustrative graphs show an escalating epidemic demonstrate scant ameliorative effects of the government’s restrictions on public movements and community-wide immunization programs against COVID-19.

Over the past three weeks, the number of new COVID cases in Bali has increased steadily since 05 July. The raw data below shown below presents new COVID-19 cases 05-24 July. For the period 12 – 24 July 2021, the number of daily cases recorded in Bali’s capital city of Denpasar (DPS) and the southern regency of Badung are also shown.

For the second time, Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo extended the PPKM Lockdown period to remain in force until 02 August. Officials in Bali and Jakarta have said that any eventual decision to end or ease the continuing lockdown will be predicated on the availability of beds in hospitals available to COVID-19 patients, the ability of local officials to achieve high levels of community vaccination, and if the number of new infections indicating signs of abating.

The accompanying graphs show that in the battle against COVID-19, borrowing, with apologies to Sir Winston Churchill, that as regards the Island’s fight against this global virus: “Now this is not the end. It is not even at the beginning of the end. But is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”

“Now this is not the end. It is not even at the beginning of the end. But is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”

Winston Churchill

Stay connected with Bali Update via a personal subscription and to the website With the help of Jackie Pomeroy, we will publish regular updates on COVID-19 infections in Bali until such a time can conclusively report a definite downturn in new infections. 

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