SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A new study has ranked California as one of the safest states during the COVID-19 pandemic.
WalletHub released its new ranking on Thursday and looked at several factors to gauge how states have been responding to the pandemic.READ MORE: Search On For Suspect In Armed Robbery Outside Stockton Dispensary
Five key metrics went into making the ranking: rates of COVID-19 transmission, positive testing, hospitalizations and death, and share of the eligible population getting vaccinated.
California’s total score was third-best, behind only Connecticut and Massachusetts. Wyoming, West Virginia, and Idaho received the bottom three worst scores.READ MORE: VIDEO: Yosemite Falls Flows Again After Bomb Cyclone-Fueled Atmospheric River
Notably, California had the 5th lowest positive testing rate and second-lowest death rate.
The study also found that states that voted for Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election were “safer” during COVID-19 than states where Donald Trump got more votes – a difference in average rank from 17.35 for blue states and 35.00 for red states.MORE NEWS: 1 Person Killed In Apparent High-Speed Crash On Elverta Road Near Gibson Ranch
Read the full study at WalletHub.com.