Safest States During COVID-19 – Updated WalletHub Study


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 today 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.

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

  • 29th – Vaccination Rate
  • 42nd – Positive Testing Rate
  • 37th – Hospitalization Rate
  • 38th – Death Rate
  • 35th – Transmission Rate

Note: Rankings are based on data available as of 12:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 17, 2021.


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