Egypt top resilient country in dealing with COVID-19 in Africa, 25th globally

Nehal Samir
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The Egyptian Cabinet’s Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC) reviewed in a new infographic the country’s resilience in dealing with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Egypt ranked first in Africa, third in the Middle East, and 25th globally with a score of 63.2.

The ranking, issued by Bloomberg in November 2020, measures the ability of countries to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and determines the best countries to live in during the crisis.

The index includes 10 sub-indicators, including: monthly cases; monthly case fatality rate; total deaths per 1 million; positive test rates; access to COVID-19 vaccines; lockdown severity; community mobility; 2020 GDP growth forecast; universal healthcare coverage; and human development index.

The COVID Resilience Ranking indicated that Egypt recorded an average of seven cases per 100,000 citizens monthly, and a total of 64 deaths per 1 million citizens from the beginning of the pandemic.

In addition, it forecasted that Egypt would be among the top five countries to achieve growth in 2020.

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