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According to a new study released this week by the personal-financial website, WalletHub, Texas is the state with the 6th least improved health during the coronavirus pandemic.

"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.", wrote Adam McCann for WalletHub.

Source: WalletHub

New York is the state reported as having the largest improvement to health and Mississippi with the least improvement. Texas is tied for 38 with other states having the highest COVID-19 hospitalization rate this week.

Texas’ Health During Coronavirus (1=Most Improved; 25=Avg.):

  • 40th – Death Rate This Week
  • 41st – Positive COVID-19 Testing Rate This Week
  • 12th – COVID-19 Current Estimated Transmission Number*
  • 38th – COVID-19 Hospitalization Rate This Week

*Estimates the average number of people to whom an infected person will transmit COVID-19.


To view the full report and compare states, click here.

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