BOSTON (CBS) – New England states are recovering quicker than most of the country from the coronavirus pandemic on the health and economic front, according to a new report by WalletHub,
The report from the personal finance website, which is titled “States that are Recovering the Quickest from COVID-19”, compared all 50 states and Washington D.C. on three different categories — COVID Health, Leisure & Travel, and Economy & Labor Market.READ MORE: Worcester Ice Center Hosting Public Skate Fundraiser For Injured Hockey Player Jake Thibeault
Included in these categories were 18 metrics, including percent of population vaccinated, positivity rate, hospitalization rate, average daily restaurant visits per capita, total weekly consumer spending against pre-COVID levels, and unemployment rate against pre-COVID levels.READ MORE: COVID Booster Shots: FDA Advisers Reject 3rd Vaccine Dose For All
Maine finished third, only behind South Dakota and Nebraska. New Hampshire finished fifth, followed by Connecticut (eighth), Vermont (12th), Massachusetts (14th), and Rhode Island (15th).
At the bottom of the list was Louisiana.MORE NEWS: Fire That Destroyed 2 Dracut Police Cruisers Was 'Intentionally Set', Officials Say
To see the full list of states, click here.