Study – New Jersey Among Most Aggressive States Against Coronavirus
New Jersey is among the top ten most aggressive states in limiting exposure to coronavirus in the nation.
As a matter of fact, according to WalletHub, the Garden State's response to coronavirus is the 7th most aggressive in the nation. So, how did the publication determine these rankings?
WalletHub used 35 metrics to determine each state's ranking, and some of those categories include "risk factors and infrastructure" and "prevention and containment". You can see the full methodology here.
The Garden State ranked high in the "prevention and containment" category. placing #6 in the nation. We didn't do as well in "risk factors and infrastructure" (28th) and economic impact (24th).
The six states that ranked higher than New Jersey (from 6-1) are Massachusetts, Washington, New York, Maryland, Connecticut and the state that ranks the highest is Rhode Island.
As of 1:00pm 3/17/20, New Jersey reports 267 positive coronavirus tests, according to the New Jersey Department of Health.
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