A recent study has shown that Texas ranked VERY low in aggressively fighting the spread of coronavirus.
Out of all 50 states and Washington D.C., Texas ranked 42nd in a report that scored how well states are fighting the pandemic.
The following factors were used by Wallethub to score the states:
Prevention & Containment
-This included scores based on: State and Local Public Health Laboratories per Capita, Tested Cases of COVID-19 per Capita, Share of Confirmed Over Tested Cases of COVID-19, Deaths Due to COVID-19 per Capita, & more.
Risk Factors & Infrastructure
-This included: Influenza and Pneumonia Death Rate, Share of Residents in Facilities Receiving Respiratory Treatment, and Infectious Disease Incidence Rate, & more.
-This measured: Accommodation & Food Services; Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation; and Public Transportation Output as Share of Total State GDP, Share of Workforce in Accommodation & Food Services; Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation; Bus Service & Urban Transit; Air Transportation; Taxi Service, States Who Have Enacted Budget Legislation in Response to COVID-19: Double Weight, & more.
The Top 3 States for aggressively fighting coronavirus were:
1. New York
2. Washington D.C.
The Worst 3 States for aggressively fighting coronavirus were:
50. South Dakota