18. Singapore is doing exceptionally well with managing their COVID-19 outbreak!
Further down the list, but still doing relatively well in Singapore! Singapore currently sits at number 17 in the world for the lowest mortality rates. Despite this being a busy and very populated city, they’ve managed to keep their numbers low at 4.6 deaths per 1000 people per year. How can they do this even with their densely populated town during the pandemic? About 95% of their COVID-19 infections were among migrant workers aged in their 20s and 30s. These people also live in close-quarter accommodation. However, the young people have been resilient with this pandemic.
Singapore has managed the spread of the virus by being quite aggressive with its contact tracing and testing. The World Health Organization has also praised them for these efforts. Because of this, early detection has been possible. In September 2020, they had swabbed nearly 900,000 people, just over 15% of their population. They also are taking in all COVID-19 patients over the age of 45 and those with underlying conditions to make sure they are getting the best care possible. All these efforts are working to keep their death rate low. Furthermore, to ensure their population is as healthy as possible with the virus.