New Jersey Is the 5th Most Aggressive State vs Coronavirus – WalletHub Study

The New Jersey Statehouse and Capitol Building In Trenton

With nearly all of the 50 states in some form of lockdown to fight the spread of COVID-19, WalletHub today released updated rankings for the Most Aggressive States Against the Coronavirus, as well as accompanying videos.

To identify which states are taking the most aggressive actions to combat coronavirus, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 51 key metrics. The data set ranges from tested cases of COVID-19 per capita to school closures, ICU beds, and shelter-in-place policies. Below, you can see highlights from WalletHub’s report, along with a summary of the largest changes in rank from our previous report and a Q&A with WalletHub analysts.

Aggressiveness Against the Coronavirus in New Jersey (1=Best, 25=Avg.):

  • 9th – Tested Cases of COVID-19 per Capita
  • 12th – Share of Workers with Access to Paid Sick Leave
  • 13th – Epidemiology Workforce per Capita
  • 10th – At Risk Population – Chronically Ill
  • 26th – Share of Uninsured Population

New Jersey Aggressiveness Over Time

March 17: 7th most aggressive
April 7: 5th most aggressive

Note: Rankings reflect data available as of 1 p.m. ET on April 6, 2020.

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