Bali records highest single-day spikes of COVID-19 cases 3 days in a row

A traditional gate in Bali. Photo: Unsplash
A traditional gate in Bali. Photo: Unsplash

Bali recorded 169 new COVID-19 cases this afternoon, giving the province its record daily highs three days in a row.

Today’s caseload follows 129 and 160 new cases on Sunday and Monday, respectively. It brings the provincial tally to 5,536 cases, including 826 active cases and 75 deaths.  

According to the latest COVID-19 data from the provincial government, Badung, with 156 patients, and Gianyar, with 131, are regencies that have the highest number of patients in treatment, whereas Denpasar city currently has 106 active cases. 

Officials have yet to identify the cause of recent caseload spikes or indicate the possibility of heightened restrictions.

The popular holiday destination reopened to domestic travelers on July 31, and reportedly welcomed thousands of visitors daily in the first few days. During the Aug. 20 long weekend, Bali reportedly received around 4,900 visitors. 

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