We’re almost two years into the COVID-19 pandemic here in the U.S., and we finally know where the safest places to live are if you’re trying to stay away from the virus.

What’s happening: WalletHub released a new report this week that identifies the safest states during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • The WalletHub report compared all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, looked at rates of COVID-19 transmission, positive testing, hospitalizations and death, and the share of the eligible population getting vaccinated.

Why it matters: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently ranked Utah as having the worst COVID-19 rate in the country, so questions are rising about how safe every state is right now.

The safest states: Hawaii topped the list of safest states in the country. It had the second-lowest death rate of any state, according to WalletHub.

  • Hawaii also had the fifth-lowest transmission rate in the country.
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The other top five places to live during COVID-19 included California, Virginia, the District of Columbia and Maine.

  • California had the highest vaccination rate.
  • Maine had the third-lowest hospitalization rate.

The least safe states: Oklahoma topped the WalletHub list of most unsafe states during the pandemic.

  • Oklahoma had the third-highest hospitalization rate and the second-highest positive testing rate.

The bottom five unsafe states included Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee and Missouri.

Utah rankings: Utah ranked as No. 27 in the list of safe states, putting it at about middle of the road in terms to safety.

  • Utah was tied with five states as having the highest transmission rate in the country.

Idaho rankings: Idaho finished at No. 38 on the list, putting it close to the bottom in terms of safety.

  • Idaho was tied for the fifth-lowest vaccination rate and the fifth highest positive testing rate.