The Badminton World Federation also said that many players have withdrawn from the tournament after testing positive for the dreaded virus.
Lakshya Sen, who also secured a maiden bronze at World Championship in his first campaign at the event, jumped two spots to the 17th place but B Sai Praneeth slipped two places to the 18th spot.
The 26-year-old former world champion was named alongside five others who will serve as members till 2025.
The BWF World Tour Finals is the season-ending tournament of the BWF World Tour, where the top-eight players/pairs in the season's rankings are granted entry.
Sudirman Cup will be the first Badminton World Federation tournament to be held this year since the world body was forced to cancel or reschedule a number of events due to the COVID-19 pandemic.