With only 2% of the population fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of February 3, 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, the site compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across five key metrics. Their 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 #33.
Safest States During COVID
|Overall Rank*||State||Total Score|
|27||District of Columbia||57.49|
Note: *No. 1 = Safest
Rankings are based on data available as of 12:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 3, 2021.