(Minneapolis, MN) — A new study says Minnesota is handling the coronavirus pandemic better than most other states. WalletHub released a report Thursday revealing that the Gopher State is the sixth safest in America during the pandemic. According to the personal finance website, the ranking was based on rates of COVID-19 transmission, positive testing, hospitalizations, deaths, and the share of the eligible population getting vaccinated. Alaska was ranked the safest state in the U.S. during the pandemic, with Hawaii, North Dakota, New Mexico and South Dakota rounding out the top five. The least safe states, according to the WalletHub report, are Virginia, Georgia, New York, the District of Columbia and Delaware.
MN Ranked 6th Safest State During Pandemic
By Ashley Hanley|2021-03-05T06:25:46-06:00March 5th, 2021|
About the Author: Ashley Hanley
Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!