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Utah among least safe states during pandemic, study finds

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Posted at 6:33 AM, Apr 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-15 15:11:22-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah is the sixth-least safe state during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study by WalletHub found.

WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia with one another by examining five key areas.

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According to a report on the study, researchers considered the rates of COVID-19 transmission, positive testing, hospitalizations and death, and the share of the eligible population getting vaccinated.

A news release from WalletHub lists the top 10 safest and least safe states:

1. New Hampshire
2. Hawaii
3. Alaska
4. Kansas
5. Vermont
6. Rhode Island
7. Maine
8. Massachusetts
9. Oregon
10. Washington

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Least Safe
42. Nebraska
43. Delaware
44. Louisiana
45. Nevada
46. Utah
47. New York
48. West Virginia
49. New Jersey
50. Michigan
51. Georgia

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