Information via WalletHub on July 28th:
With around 67% of the population fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and new cases down a lot 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 level of COVID-19 community transmission, the rates of 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
- 12th – Positive Testing Rate
- 5th – Hospitalization Rate
- 26th – Death Rate
- 17th – Level of Community Transmission
Note: Rankings are based on data available as of 12:30 p.m. ET on July 27, 2022.
To view the full report and your state’s rank, please visit:
The Top 10 states include:
2 Rhode Island
3 North Carolina
6 New Hampshire
7 North Dakota
8 South Dakota
On the local level: Maryland State Department of Health reports 72.9% of Carroll County residents are fully vaccinated and 80.2% of residents have had at least one vaccine shot (Source)