New York had 4th highest death rate during COVID-19

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NEW YORK (WWTI) — As New York was hit early-on by the COVID-19 pandemic, its death rate is one of the highest in the nation.

This was determined by the personal finance website WalletHub’s Safest States During COVID-19 report released on April 1, 2021. The report compared the 50 states and District of Columbia across five key metrics, with a data set including the rates of COVID-19 transmission, positive testing, hospitalizations, death rates and percent of the eligible population now vaccinated.

According the report, Alaska was found to be the safest state during the COVID-19 pandemic and Georgia was found to be the least safe state,

For New York State, the report determined that it was the second least safe state during the pandemic. WalletHub also placed New York in the category “High COVID-19 death rate and Low Vaccination Rate;” ultimately having the fourth highest COVID-19 death toll nationwide.

All examined states are ranked on the chart below.

Source: WalletHub

Additional findings for New York throughout the COVID-19 pandemic are listed below:

  • Third highest hospitalization rate
  • Second highest transmission rate
  • 33rd highest positive testing rate
  • 29th highest vaccination rate

A map ranking the 50 states and District of Columbia is included below:

Source: WalletHub

For full findings from the report, Safest States During COVID-19, visit the WalletHub website.

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