Is your state COVID-safe?

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Safety is also essential for getting the economy back on track, as the lower COVID-19 transmission and deaths are in a state, the more that state is able to eliminate restrictions on businesses. We’ll only be able to fully get back to life as normal once most of the population is vaccinated against coronavirus, and it will still be months before we can achieve that. The U.S. is off to a slow start so far, as only 5% of the population has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (received both doses) as of February 17.

Some states are already safer than others, though, based on how well they have kept the pandemic under control and how much they are vaccinating. 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.

Here is every state ranked, from least to most safe during COVID-19.

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51. Ohio

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 29.71

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50. South Carolina

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 43.99

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49. New York

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 44.84

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48. Rhode Island

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 48.00

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47. Georgia

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 49.11

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46. Alabama

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 49.81

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45. Texas

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 54.35

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44. New Jersey

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 54.47

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43. Delaware

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 54.82

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42. Tennessee

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 55.43

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41. Mississippi

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 56.47

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40. Florida

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 56.76

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39. Nevada

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 57.37

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38. Nebraska

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 57.73

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37. Kentucky

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 58.15

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36. North Carolina

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 58.62

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35. Arizona

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 59.08

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34. Pennsylvania

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 59.66

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33. Kansas

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 59.82

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32. Missouri

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 61.92

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31. California

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 62.16

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30. Virginia

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 62.17

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29. Washington, DC

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 62.22

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28. Maryland

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 62.43

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27. Massachusetts

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 62.55

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26. Arkansas

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 63.38

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25. Oklahoma

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 63.84

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24. Utah

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 64.44

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23. New Hampshire

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 64.54

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22. Louisiana

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 64.98

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21. Indiana

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 66.47

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20. South Dakota

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 67.09

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19. Idaho

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 67.69

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18. Illinois

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 67.98

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17. Connecticut

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 68.43

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16. Michigan

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 68.73

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15. Vermont

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 69.52

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14. Iowa

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 69.52

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13. New Mexico

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 69.71

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12. Colorado

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 70.31

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11. West Virginia

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 70.67

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10. Minnesota

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 71.07

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9. Montana

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 71.87

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8. Washington

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 73.39

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7. Oregon

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 73.79

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6. Wisconsin

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 74.95

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5. Wyoming

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 75.93

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4. North Dakota

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 77.71

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3. Maine

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 78.42

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2. Hawaii

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 79.22

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1. Alaska

Is your state COVID-safe?

Total score: 86.52

This report originally appeared on WalletHub.com and was syndicated by MediaFeed.org.

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