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Utah Among Least Safe States During Pandemic, Study Finds

According to a new study by WalletHub, Utah is the sixth-least safe state during the COVID-19 pandemic.The five states that were rated below Utah were New York, West Virginia, New Jersey, Michigan and Georgia. The study found the safest states to be New Hampshire, Hawaii, Alaska, Kansas and Vermont. 


WalletHub compared all 50 states and the District of Columbia by comparing five key metrics: vaccination rates, positive testing, hospitalizations, transmission rates and deaths. The weighted average across all states was calculated and resulting scores were used to rank-order the states. 


The study also found that, generally, Democratic states were safer than Republican states. 

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!