Nevada Ranks Low In New Study On Fighting Coronavirus

New England States Doing The Best Job

Mitch Kelly
March 17, 2020 - 7:15 am
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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - As cases of the novel coronavirus continue to rise acriss the United States, a new study from the financial website WalletHub looks at how well states are attempting to stop the virus from spreading.

Nevada's effort is lacking, to say the least. According to the study, anyway.

In order to determine the states that are most and least aggressive in their efforts to limit exposure to coronavirus, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 35 unique metrics. WalletHub's data set ranges from tested cases of COVID-19 per capita and state legislation on the pandemic to the uninsured population and share of the workforce in affected industries.

Of the 50 states and District Of Columbia, Nevada was ranked 48th. Only Texas, Mississippi and Wyoming fared worse.

Hurting Nevada the most was a ranking of 51st in the "Economic Impact" category, as numerous hotel/casinos on the Strip will be completely closing for at least a couple of weeks. Othwer properties that are vowing to stay open are laying off workers due to the drop in crowds.

Elsewhere, Nevada ranked 34th in the "Prevention and Containment" category, and 37th in "Risk Factors and Infrastructure".

Far and away, the New England region came out looking the best, with Rhode Island at the top of the list. They were followed by Connecticut, Maryland and New York. 

Ironically, event though they've had the most number of deaths attributed to the coronavirus, Washington state was 5th.

For a look at the full study, click here.