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Study: Here are the most and least responsible states for fighting COVID-19. Where does Utah rank?

New study outlines the most and least responsible states

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Children wearing protective masks during the coronavirus pandemic play at the High Line Park, Thursday, July 16, 2020, in New York. The High Line opened today after having been closed the last few months during the pandemic.

Children wearing protective masks during the coronavirus pandemic play at the High Line Park, Thursday, July 16, 2020, in New York. The High Line opened today after having been closed the last few months during the pandemic.

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A new study has outlined the most and least responsible states for fighting the novel coronavirus based on preventative behaviors and measures within those states.

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Method:

  • A research team at TheTruthAboutInsurance.com reviewed each state for the percentage of adults wearing masks in public, percentage of people sheltering in place and number of administered COVID-19 tests to find the most and least responsible states.

Highlights:

  • New York is the most responsible state fighting COVID-19.
  • New Jersey ranked as the second most responsible since has 60% of adults wearing masks in public.
  • South Carolina ranked as the least responsible since “very few are choosing to stay at home, and the state government is not mandating them to do so. This is leading to some of the worst coronavirus stats in the nation,” according to a press release emailed to the Deseret News.

Top 10:

Here’s a breakdown of the most and least responsible states, according to the research:

Most responsible:

  1. New York.
  2. New Jersey.
  3. Washington, D.C.
  4. Rhode Island.
  5. Massachusetts.
  6. Alaska.
  7. California.
  8. Connecticut.
  9. Nevada.
  10. Illinois.

Least responsible

  1. South Carolina.
  2. Kansas.
  3. Idaho.
  4. Ohio.
  5. Indiana.
  6. Alabama.
  7. South Dakota.
  8. Missouri.
  9. Kentucky.
  10. Oklahoma.

So what about Utah?

  • Utah did not have a significant ranking on the list.
  • The state is ranked among the “less likely” to wear masks category of the study, which includes the majority of the country.