PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A recent study ranked Pennsylvania in the top 20 safest states during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The study, conducted by Wallethub, ranked Pennsylvania 19th out of 50 states and Washington DC
He also said West Virginia was tied with Idaho for having the worst COVID-19 death rate.
The study said it based its ranking of states on COVID-19 transmission rates, the number of positive COVID-19 tests, virus-related hospitalizations and deaths, and the number of eligible people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
The study was published Thursday.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health on Friday said that 1,502,124 total cases and 30,418 total deaths had been recorded since the start of the pandemic, and more than 70% of the state’s population by 18 and plus is fully vaccinated.
Wallethub said the safest state was Connecticut and the least secure was Idaho, with West Virginia ranked second to last overall.
NO MORE NEWS: WalletHub: Pennsylvania Among Least Safe States During Pandemic The results of this Wallethub study contrasted sharply with those released earlier in the year, which placed Pennsylvania in 34th place.