North Carolina is the 8th Safest State During COVID-19

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With around 66% of the population fully vaccinated against COVID-19 but the omicron variant continuing to spread, the personal finance website WalletHub today released updated rankings for the Safest States During COVID-19.

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.

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

  • 14th – Vaccination Rate
  • 15th – Positive Testing Rate
  • 17th – Hospitalization Rate
  • 14th – Death Rate
  • 25th – Transmission Rate

Here’s the full ranking:

Safest States During COVID

Overall Rank*  State Total Score 
1 Maryland 82.92
2 Hawaii 81.51
3 Massachusetts 81.45
4 Rhode Island 80.12
5 New Jersey 80.07
6 New York 79.06
7 District of Columbia 78.36
8 North Carolina 77.31
9 New Hampshire 77.09
10 Florida 75.42
11 Vermont 75.18
12 Connecticut 73.35
13 Pennsylvania 72.52
14 South Carolina 72.20
15 Colorado 72.08
16 South Dakota 71.78
17 Nebraska 71.45
18 Illinois 71.20
19 California 70.90
20 Virginia 70.33
21 Washington 70.24
22 Delaware 68.44
23 Maine 68.29
24 Minnesota 65.46
25 Oregon 63.51
26 Alabama 61.94
27 Texas 58.20
28 Tennessee 55.85
29 Kansas 55.56
30 Montana 54.72
31 Iowa** 54.10
32 Indiana 53.72
33 Louisiana 53.71
34 North Dakota 53.05
35 Michigan 52.94
36 Ohio 52.30
37 Nevada 51.13
38 New Mexico 49.50
39 Idaho 48.82
40 Mississippi 48.17
41 Georgia 48.09
42 Missouri 45.51
43 Alaska 41.14
44 Wyoming 39.81
45 Wisconsin 37.65
46 Oklahoma 37.51
47 Utah 35.17
48 Arkansas 33.47
49 Arizona 28.88
50 Kentucky 18.68
51 West Virginia 16.76

Note: Rankings are based on data available as of 12:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 29, 2022.

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