Most Aggressive States Against the Coronavirus – WalletHub Study

With states taking actions such as closing bars and restaurants or banning large gatherings to fight the spread of the coronavirus, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on the Most Aggressive States Against the Coronavirus as well as accompanying videos.

To identify which states are taking the largest actions to combat coronavirus, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 35 key metrics. The data set ranges from tested cases of COVID-19 per capita and state legislation on the pandemic to the uninsured population and share of the workforce in affected industries. Below, you can see highlights from WalletHub’s report, along with a Q&A with WalletHub analysts.

States with Most Aggressive Measures

States with Least Aggressive Measures

1. Rhode Island 42. Indiana
2. Connecticut 43. Tennessee
3. Maryland 44. Kansas
4. New York 45. Hawaii
5. Washington 46. Missouri
6. Massachusetts 47. Oklahoma
7. New Jersey 48. Nevada
8. Minnesota 49. Texas
9. Vermont 50. Mississippi
10. District of Columbia 51. Wyoming

Note: Rankings reflect data available as of 5 p.m. ET on March 16, 2020.

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