Maryland is the 4th Safest State During COVID-19 – WalletHub Study

With around 61% of the population fully vaccinated against COVID-19 but the omicron variant on the rise, WalletHub today released updated rankings for the Safest States During COVID-19, along with accompanying videos and audio files.

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. Below, you can see highlights from the report, along with a WalletHub Q&A.

Maryland’s Safety During Coronavirus (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 15th – Vaccination Rate
  • 13th – Positive Testing Rate
  • 18th – Hospitalization Rate
  • 1st – Transmission Rate

Note: Rankings are based on data available as of 12:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 15, 2021.

To view the full report and your state’s rank, please visit:

Ranking above Maryland:

  1. Washington DC
  2. California
  3. Hawaii

Here is a look at the Top 10 per the WalletHub study:

Tennessee did not do so well in the study ranking 42nd.

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