Nevada Flunks New Study On COVID-19 Health Improvement

We Lead The Nation In One Dubious Category

Mitch Kelly
August 12, 2020 - 7:22 am
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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - With many states’ reopening progress being delayed due to spikes in COVID-19, the financial website WalletHub has released updated rankings for the States with the Biggest Health Improvements During COVID-19.

In order to determine where Americans’ health is recovering most from the COVID-19 pandemic, and thus where reopening efforts can accelerate, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 13 key metrics. Those include the COVID-19 death rate, hospitalization rate and the rate at which people test positive. This report focuses on the latest developments in each state rather than which states have been hit the hardest throughout the pandemic, and seeks to highlight which states have experienced a positive trend in their residents’ health in the past few weeks. 

Unfortunately, they don't rank Nevada very highly. In fact, only four other states are seen as doing worse than the Silver State.

Hurting Nevada most in the survey was  an at-the-bottom ranking in the category of "Highest COVID-19 Hospitalization Rate", as well as low marks in the death and test postivity ratings 

The only states faring worse than Nevada in the WalletHub survey were Alabama, Idaho, Florida and Mississippi.

Overall, states in the northeast scored highest in the study, with New York coming out on top. They were followed by Wyoming, Maine, Connecticut and Hawaii. 

For a look at the complete WalletHub study, click here.