10 safest states in the COVID-19 pandemic

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An analysis across five key metrics has identified the 10 safest states during the pandemic.

As vaccination rates across the U.S. rise and many states walk back COVID-19 pandemic precautions, some are in better shape than others.

According to a report from WalletHub, analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across five key metrics to determine the safest states during the COVID-19 pandemic as of June 23, 2021. The data set included the rate of COVID-19 transmission, positive testing, hospitalizations and death, and the share of the eligible population getting vaccinated.

The safest states are: