A sudden spike in COVID-19 deaths in Bali has sparked fears the holiday island will be among the last destinations Australians can travel to.
The typically-bustling resort area of Kuta is now a ghost town, with virus cases soaring after domestic tourism was opened back up on July 31.
At the point Bali’s active coronavirus cases sat at 1,914 before climbing to 3,671 in September.
Meanwhile deaths increased six-fold with 207 last month.
In July, Bali’s active coronavirus cases sat at 1914 before soaring to 3671 in September
The typically-bustling resort area of Kuta now resembles a ghost town, while the virus continues to spread due to domestic tourism starting back up
Confirmed cases are believed to be only a fraction of actual COVID-19 infections, with Indonesia’s testing rate among the lowest in the world.
‘We don’t know where is the virus actually, how to control it,’ local epidemiologist Professor