The state of Missouri coming up in the middle with it’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A new report by Wallethub of the “Most Aggressive States Against The Coronavirus” ranks Missouri 32nd of all 50 states based on 51 key metrics of data, including ICU beds, shelter-in-place policies and more.

Currently, New York is 1st and Oklahoma is 50th. Just 2 weeks ago in the same report, Missouri ranked 10th.

 

 

With nearly all of the 50 states in some form of lockdown to fight the spread of COVID-19, WalletHub today released updated rankings for the Most Aggressive States Against the Coronavirus, as well as accompanying videos.

To identify which states are taking the most aggressive actions to combat coronavirus, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 51 key metrics. The data set ranges from tested cases of COVID-19 per capita to school closures, ICU beds, and shelter-in-place policies. Below, you can see highlights from WalletHub’s report, along with a summary of the largest changes in rank from our previous report and a Q&A with WalletHub analysts.

States with Most Aggressive Measures States with Least Aggressive Measures
1. New York 42. Texas
2. District of Columbia 43. Utah
3. Alaska 44. Florida
4. Hawaii 45. Mississippi
5. New Jersey 46. Arkansas
6. Rhode Island 47. Wyoming
7. Washington 48. Alabama
8. Massachusetts 49. Nebraska
9. New Hampshire 50. South Dakota
10. West Virginia 51. Oklahoma

Note: Rankings reflect data available as of 1 p.m. ET on April 6, 2020.

Biggest Changes in Rank from the Previous Report (on March 24)

  • Idaho moved from 48 to 24, up 24 positions. This is due in part to the fact that the state has increased prevention measures, banning all gatherings and ordering statewide school closures.
  • Tennessee moved from 49 to 27, up 22 positions. Some factors that contributed to this include Tennessee’s closure of bars and restaurants, as well as its 12x increase in the number of tests administered per 100,000 residents, from 56.79 to 681.09.
  • Utah moved from 19 to 43, down 24 positions, and North Dakota moved from 13 to 38, down 25 positions. Some factors that contributed to this include Utah not activating the national guard and North Dakota not issuing a shelter-in-place order.

To view the full report and your state’s rank, please visit:
https://wallethub.com/edu/most-aggressive-states-against-coronavirus/72307/

Please let me know if you have any questions or if you would like to schedule a phone, Skype or in-studio interview with one of our experts. Full data sets are also available upon request. In addition, feel free to embed this YouTube video summarizing the study on your website. You can also use or edit these raw files as you see fit.

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