Last month, Korea ranked 8th out of 53 major countries in the ranking of the best countries to live in during the Corona 19 era, up four places from a month ago.
According to the'February Corona 19 Resilience Ranking', which Bloomberg recently compiled today (1st), Korea ranked 8th out of 53 countries evaluated.
Korea ranked 4th in November last year, when this ranking was first compiled, but went down to 8th (December) and 12th (January of this year) one after another, and then turned upward for the first time in three months.
Bloomberg calculated 11 items per month, including confirmed cases per 100,000 population, Corona 19 fatality rate, deaths per 1 million population, vaccine security rate per population (including contracts), number of vaccinations per 100 people, blockade intensity, and economic growth forecast. Score.
This shows how well each country controls COVID-19 while minimizing social and economic turmoil.
Korea's rise in rankings last month is attributed to the easing of the increase in confirmed cases and the achievement of securing vaccines.
The number of confirmed cases per 100,000 population in Korea, as compiled by Bloomberg, decreased from 40 in January to 25 in February, and the vaccine-to-population ratio increased from 90% to 135%.
Thanks to this, the Korean evaluation score improved from 60.9 points in January to 65.3 points in February.
New Zealand ranked first in last month's statistics, and held the top spot.
Australia, Singapore, Finland, Norway, China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, and Thailand ranked in the top 10 in that order.
The United States ranked 27th, but compared to January, it rose eight places.
Bloomberg explained that the U.S. mask wear rate has risen to an all-time high of 77%, the number of confirmed cases per 100,000 population has plunged from 1,916 in January to 947 in February, and the forecast for economic growth has also been revised up, Bloomberg explained.
Of the 53 countries, Mexico was at the bottom, and many South American and African countries were included in the bottom.
Bloomberg expressed concern, saying that the vaccine gap between developed countries is wide, with more than half of the number of vaccinations counted, or 114 million doses, going to the United States, the United Kingdom and the European Union.