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Bloomberg Covid Resilience Ranking: Bangladesh moves 4 notches up

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 29th August, 2021 05:29:38 PM
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Bloomberg Covid Resilience Ranking: Bangladesh moves 4 notches up

Bangladesh has moved four notches to rank 44th among 53 countries in the Bloomberg's Covid Resilience Ranking for August released.

Bloomberg released the ranking on Thursday.

India has moved two places up to the 42nd position as infection and death counts have been going down from its peaks there.

Besides, Pakistan also managed to move two places up to secure the 43rd place in the ranking.

Bloomberg scores the largest 53 economies based on 12 data indicators that span Covid-19 containment, quality of healthcare, vaccination coverage, overall mortality and – as of last month – progress towards restarting travel and easing border curbs.

Bangladesh achieved an overall score of 54.5 out of 100, while India scored 56.3 and Pakistan 54.7 in the latest ranking.

A score of 100 indicates the best performance and 0 indicates the worst.

When it comes to vaccination, Bangladesh shielded only 7.1% of its population while India jabbed more than three times Bangladesh by vaccinating 21.5% and Pakistan vaccinated 12.3%, according to Bloomberg.

As a result of the resurgence in Covid-19 infections, Bangladesh's Resilience Ranking dropped from the 28th position in March to 41st in April, 40th in May, 46th in June, and 48th in July.

Meanwhile, Norway has ranked first on the list with a score of 80.1 while Malaysia is in the last position with a score of 42.7.

The US plunged 20 places as new infections rebounded, overwhelming healthcare facilities in some areas. The world's largest economy is mired in political division over mask and vaccine mandates.