Information provided via WalletHub:
With around 66% of the population fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and new cases on a general downward trend since the start of the year, WalletHub today released updated rankings for the Safest States During COVID-19, along with accompanying videos and audio files.
In order to find out the safest states during the COVID-19 pandemic, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across five key metrics. Our data set includes the rates of COVID-19 transmission, positive testing, hospitalizations and death, as well as the share of the eligible population getting vaccinated. Below, you can see highlights from the report, along with a WalletHub Q&A.
Maryland’s Safety During Coronavirus (1=Best; 25=Avg.):
- 1st – Vaccination Rate
- 7th – Positive Testing Rate
- 15th – Hospitalization Rate
- 12th – Death Rate
- 23rd – Transmission Rate
Note: Rankings are based on data available as of 12:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 20, 2022.
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The Top 5 include:
2 South Dakota
4 District of Columbia
The Bottom 5 include:
50 West Virginia