As COVID-19 Raged, How Well Did Pennsylvania Keep Citizens Safe?

Dr. Rachel Levine, Pennsylvania Department of Health from 2017 to 2021
Image via Office of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf at Creative Commons.
Dr. Rachel Levine, Pennsylvania Department of Health from 2017 to 2021. Her efforts with Governor Tom Wolf helped ensure the safety of Pennsylvania citizens during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Pennsylvania placed in the upper half in the list of safest states during COVIS-19, according to a new ranking recently released by WalletHub.

To find out which residents were safest during COVID-19, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across five key metrics:

  • Vaccination rate
  • Positive testing rate
  • Hospitalization rate
  • Death rate
  • Transmission rate

The Keystone State came in at No. 21 with an overall score of 70.79.

Pennsylvania ranked best in its low transmission rate, as the fifth best state in curbing COVID-19’s spread. It also recorded a top-ten position based on the number of vaccinated residents, at eighth place.

Meanwhile, Pennsylvania ranked at No. 19 based on positive testing rates and No. 24 for the number of hospitalized residents.

The Commonwealth had its worst showing in the death rate category, coming in as the state with the 36th worst number of casualties related to coronavirus infections.

According to the report, Vermont is currently the safest state for COVID-19, while Idaho is the least safe.

Read more about the safest pandemic states in WalletHub.

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