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.
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.
According to their report, South Carolina ranks as the second least safe state in America, and North Carolina comes in the bottom half at #36 (down 3 spots from 2 weeks ago).
Safest States During COVID
|Overall Rank*||State||Total Score|
|29||District of Columbia||62.22|
Note: *No. 1 = Safest
Rankings are based on data available as of 12:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 17, 2021.
South Carolina also now has the highest testing positive rate in America, and North Carolina has the 5th highest.
What do you think about the Covid safety of the Carolinas?