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

The New Jersey Statehouse and Capitol Building In Trenton

With states taking actions such as closing non-essential businesses, banning even small gatherings, and ordering people to shelter in place to fight the spread of the coronavirus, WalletHub today released updated rankings on the Most Aggressive States Against the Coronavirus, as well as accompanying videos.

To identify which states are taking the largest actions to combat coronavirus, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 46 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 rank changes from our previous report and a Q&A with WalletHub analysts.

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

  • 12th – Share of Workers with Access to Paid Sick Leave
  • 13th – Epidemiology Workforce per Capita
  • 18th – Emergency Centers and Services per Capita
  • 26th – Share of Uninsured Population
  • 10th – At Risk Population – Chronically Ill

Note: Rankings reflect data available as of 2 p.m. ET on March 23, 2020.

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