COVID Performance Index – UPSC Prelims

  • The COVID Performance Index has been released by the Lowy Institute, an Australian think-tank.
  • The index aims to rank the best-performing countries in their response to the pandemic.
  • It measures the impact of geography, political systems, population size, and economic development on COVID-19 outcomes, for a conclusion.
  • Measuring Indicators: To assess the performance of countries, the index tracked six measures of COVID-19 in the 98 countries for which data was available. The six indicators are:
    • Confirmed cases
    • Confirmed deaths
    • Confirmed cases per million people
    • Confirmed deaths per million people
    • Confirmed cases as a proportion of tests
    • Tests per thousand people.
  • India: India has been ranked at 86 out of 98 countries in the index.
  • Topped by New Zealand.
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