WalletHub's safest states during COVID

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - Connecticut is now considered the safest state when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic and getting the economy back on track, at least according to one study.

The personal finance website WalletHub.com released on Thursday an update to its list of the "Safest States During COVID-19."

Connecticut was on the top.

WalletHub said it compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across five metrics, including COVID transmission, positive testing, hospitalizations and death, and share of eligible population getting vaccinated.

Here are Connecticut's rankings for the metrics that contributed to its overall rank:

  • 4th in vaccination rate
  • 3rd in positive testing rate
  • 4th in hospitalization rate
  • 3rd in death rate
  • 13th in transmission rate

WalletHub noted that the rankings were based on data that was available at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Source: WalletHub

Rounding out the top three were Massachusetts and California.

The bottom three included Wyoming, West Virginia and Idaho. However, Idaho provides vaccine data only for vaccine recipients who are 18 years old and older.

WalletHub also noted that COVID data from Louisiana and Mississippi was expected to be less complete due facilities being damaged by Hurricane Ida.

Read the complete results of the study on WalletHub's website here.

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(17) comments


Of course ur more likely to get shot or carjacked, LOL.


Why is it the only ones worried about Covid are the fully "jabbed”?

Brian C. Duffy

Isn't Kyrie a girl name?


Hey Ned...Tell that to the families of the hundreds, maybe thousands of elderly you KILLED by sending them back to nursing homes, INFECTED, just like your buddy Cuomo. Also, CT is one of the highest % of deaths per population size in the entire country!


4th in vaccination rate


14th highest state in terms of death rate per 100,000 people (as of 10/14/2021). Even higher than Neanderthal Texas. Source: Statista....Great job Ned!


What a bunch of c#*p!!

still a guessing game for CT...it's 6% one day and then down to 2% the next. I don't believe anything WALLETHUB and any other HUB says!


It has been below 2.52 since the end of September.


Thank you, President Trump! Without 'Warp Speed,' Connecticut would not have made the list as the safest state for the pandemic.

Brian C. Duffy

Name and hometown.

Brian Duffy ~~ Tariffville, CT "keeping it real"


For new readers to WFSB.com, meet Brian C. Duffy of Tarrifville, CT (aka: "Braveheart" /s), a grossly sophomoric commenter who proves with every post that garbage in does produce garbage out. GIGO!

Brian C. Duffy

New readers? all two of you?

You could just ignore me but you can't. No discipline, Casper.

You spelled Tariffville wrong. Let me know how to spell your hometown.

Own your posts.


Once again, you did not disappoint. Go ahead, get the last word in on this thread 'Braveheart,' it's all yours. Live up to your reputation!

Brian C. Duffy

Does your husband know you have a Secret Online Life?


That and actually getting vaccinated. Still time to participate if you have not done so yet.


Fully vaxxed!


Thank you, Governor Lamont.

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