South Carolina Ranked The 2nd Least State During COVID-19

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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 
1 Alaska 89.08
2 North Dakota 79.48
3 Hawaii 76.45
4 Colorado 72.79
5 Vermont 72.09
6 Oregon 71.13
7 Washington 69.19
8 Wyoming 69.16
9 Nebraska 68.50
10 Minnesota 67.45
11 Michigan 67.29
12 Maine 66.13
13 Utah 65.32
14 Wisconsin 64.11
15 Illinois 63.74
16 South Dakota 63.53
17 West Virginia 62.85
18 Indiana 61.30
19 New Mexico 61.13
20 New Hampshire 59.31
21 Idaho 59.25
22 Ohio 59.15
23 Connecticut 58.78
24 Virginia 58.53
25 Montana 58.28
26 Maryland 57.64
27 District of Columbia 57.49
28 Delaware 57.47
29 Oklahoma 52.07
30 Florida 51.99
31 Missouri 51.00
32 Massachusetts 50.25
33 North Carolina 49.39
34 Arkansas 49.06
35 Nevada 49.06
36 New Jersey 48.82
37 Louisiana 48.46
38 Kansas 48.00
39 Kentucky 47.09
40 Rhode Island 46.59
41 California 45.82
42 New York 44.61
43 Iowa 43.78
44 Georgia 43.12
45 Mississippi 42.20
46 Tennessee 41.96
47 Pennsylvania 40.59
48 Texas 36.67
49 Arizona 29.89
50 South Carolina 27.39
51 Alabama 13.07

Note: *No. 1 = Safest
Rankings are based on data available as of 12:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 3, 2021.

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