Saturday, October 31, 2020

The Bahamas ranks 178th in Global COVID-19 Index

 

Sloan Smith
Eyewitness News

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas has ranked 178th out of 184 countries in a Global COVID-19 Index (GCI) analyzing the severity and recovery rates of countries during the coronavirus pandemic.

The country received a recovery rating of 1 and a severity rating of 4.

Countries with a recovery rating of 1 or 2, “are struggling to cope with the crisis and who may need to consider maintaining stringent non-pharmaceutical measures.

Whereas countries with severity ratings between 3 and 5 are considered to be “overwhelmed by the crisis with a high percentage of infections and resulting deaths per population”.

Recovery ratings between 3 and 5 point to countries “who have made the most progress in curtailing the spread of the pandemic and can be used as examples of best practices”.

And severity ratings of 1 and 2 were given to countries “who are coping with the crisis with a low percentage of infections and resulting deaths per population”.

The index was developed by PEMANDU Associates in collaboration with Malaysia’s Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (MOSTI) and the Sunway Group.  Read more >>