Arkansas is among the least safe states during COVID-19

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – States continue to overcome new variants and ensure the safety of all two years after the start of the pandemic. Almost all restrictions have been dropped and many are vaccinated and reinforced, with the percentage of people vaccinated standing at 67%.

However, some states are safer than others based on their ability to contain the pandemic and their level of vaccination. In a new study conducted by WalletHub, Arkansas was at the bottom of this list.

In order to discover the safest states, the personal finance website compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia on five key metrics, including the level of community transmission of COVID-19, positive test rates, hospitalizations and deaths. as the share of the eligible population getting vaccinated.

Arkansas landed at No. 48 on the list with other southern states Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee rounding out the bottom.

Maine came out on top as the safest state during COVID-19, followed by Rhode Island, North Carolina, Connecticut and Vermont in the top five.

To view the full study results, visit the WalletHub website.

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