Delta variant leads to higher Covid-19 prevalence in Indonesia's medical workers: Study

Medical workers push oxygen cylinders outside the emergency ward of a government-run hospital amid the surge of Covid-19 on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia on July 15, 2021. - Reuters

JAKARTA (The Straits Times/ANN): The number of fully vaccinated medical workers in Jakarta who were down with Covid-19 increased by five times in just three months this year, most of them infected with the Delta variant, a latest study by Indonesia's health ministry has found.

The study, conducted between April and June, found that 5.03 per cent of the medical workers fully vaccinated with Sinovac's CoronaVac vaccine contracted the virus, compared to 0.98 per cent during the three-month period from January to March.

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