The Philippines jumped 45 spots, from 102nd in October to 57th in November, in Nikkei Asia’s latest Covid-19 Recovery Index released on Monday.

Nikkei Asia’s report evaluated 121 countries’ infection management, vaccine rollouts and social mobility.

In September, the Philippines was dead last out of 121 countries.

The Philippines got a 53.5 score to rank 57th, tied with Malaysia, Norway and Tajikistan.

“[T]he Philippines jumped 46 spots (sic) to 57th, mainly thanks to a significant increase in its infection management scores,” Nikkei Asia said.

But while the country’s infection numbers have dropped from when it peaked in September, Nikkei Asia said its short-term case fatality rate remained at over 9 percent, which was the second-highest in the world.

Bahrain topped the list with a score of 73.

The Philippines has been seeing a downturn in its daily Covid-19 cases amid a rise in vaccination.

It has recorded 38.1 million fully vaccinated and 53 million partially vaccinated individuals as of Dec. 5. John Ezekiel J. Hirro