South africa is the safest country in Africa right now for COVID-19, according to a massive 250-page report.
The report is based on 130 quantitative and qualitative parameters and over 11,400 data points in categories like quarantine efficiency, monitoring and detection, health readiness, and government efficiency. It’s by the Deep Knowledge Group, a consortium of companies and nonprofits owned by Deep Knowledge Ventures, an investment firm founded in 2014 in Hong Kong.
It’s important to note that this is just one organization’s assessment of risk, and that risk within different regions inside nations will differ as well. For example, New York City was an epicenter of COVID-19 risk a month ago, while Montana stayed, relatively speaking, much safer.
The highest-risk regions right now, according to the report are Sub-Saharan Africa and South America, as well as some countries in the Middle East and Asia Pacific.
Covid-19 in Africa
As of June 8, confirmed COVID-19 case total from 55 African countries has gone over 180,000. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 5,189 and recoveries 82,985.
South Africa has the most reported cases – 48,285, with deaths numbering 998. Other most-affected countries include Egypt (34,079 cases), Nigeria (12,486), Algeria (10,154), and Ghana (9,638).
The numbers are compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University using statistics from the World Health Organization and other international institutions as well national and regional public health departments. For the latest totals, see the AllAfrica clickable map with per-country numbers.