BREAKING: Iowa Ranked One Of The Worst In U.S. For Covid Safety

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds at a recent press conference.

BREAKING NEWS: In the wake of Governor Kim Reynolds’ decision on Friday to eliminate any state requirements to wear masks and limit public gatherings to stop the deadly spread of covid-19, new numbers were released today showing Iowa as one of the least safe states in the U.S. in regard to covid-19.

BREAKING: Iowa Ranked One Of The Worst In U.S. For Covid Safety

Iowa is 49th (next to last) in highest death rate from covid-19. (The data also included Washington D.C., which is not yet an official state, hence the 51 list.)

The website WalletHub, aggregating data from across all 50 states, showed Iowa as last in the country in vaccination rate, next-to-last in terms of death rate, and with an overall rank of the seventh worst state in the U.S. in regard to covid safety for visitors and residents.

Given we live in the Quad-Cities, on the border between Illinois and Iowa, it should be noted that Illinois’ numbers ranked it 15th best overall.

According to WalletHub, in order to find out the safest states during the COVID-19 pandemic, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across five key metrics. The data set includes the rates of COVID-19 transmission, positive testing, hospitalizations and death, as well as the share of the eligible population getting vaccinated.

For ongoing coverage of local covid-19 numbers and pertinent fact-based information, continue to check in with your free, fact-based media, QuadCities.com.

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BREAKING: Iowa Ranked One Of The Worst In U.S. For Covid Safety
Sean Leary is an author, director, artist, musician, producer and entrepreneur who has been writing professionally since debuting at age 11 in the pages of the Comics Buyers Guide. An honors graduate of the University of Southern California masters program, he has written over 50 books including the best-sellers The Arimathean, Every Number is Lucky to Someone and We Are All Characters.