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Updated WalletHub Study: Safest states during COVID-19

With only 5% of the population fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of February 17, and vaccination being an essential component for full reopening of the economy, WalletHub released its report on 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.

California’s Safety During Coronavirus (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 19th – Vaccination Rate
  • 26th – Positive Testing Rate
  • 43rd – Hospitalization Rate
  • 43rd – Death Rate
  • 4th – Transmission Rate

Note: Rankings are based on data available as of 12:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 17, 2021.
To view the full report and your state’s rank, please visit:

This article was released by WalletHub.