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New Mexico ranked second safest state during COVID-19

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New Mexico is rated the second safest state in the country during COVID-19, according to the personal finance website WalletHub.
The state is second only to Alaska in WalletHub’s overall safety score, the report said.

New Mexico has the nation’s highest vaccination rate, the fourth lowest (tied with Rhode Island) positive testing rate, 13th in hospitalization rate, 25th in death rate and 12th in transmission rate.

Among all states, Hawaii had the third highest overall safety score, followed by Maine, North Dakota, Colorado, Vermont, Wyoming and Washington. The bottom 10 states, ranked 42-51 (the survey includes the District of Columbia), were Alabama, Massachusetts, Kentucky, Michigan, Tennessee, Texas, New Jersey, Florida, New York and Georgia.
The report included data that was current as of March 31. Some data was collected earlier in March.

For the full report, visit https://wallethub.com/edu/safest-states-during-covid/86567.