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WalletHub: Michigan Ranked 9th For Most Improved Health During COVID-19

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As the pandemic continues states are grappling with what to do about schools reopening, mask restrictions and more… some states are also facing delays on progress due to spikes in COVID 19. But there has been some positive movement.  WalletHub today released new rankings for states with the biggest health improvements and Michigan scored well.

“We’re talking most improved, we’re looking specifically at health, and things like the death rate, positive testing rate and transmission numbers.”

That’s WalletHub analyst, Jill Gonzalez.  She says WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 13 key metrics in order to determine where Americans’ health is recovering or worsening the most from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“So, Michigan is in the top ten here, that means they’ve had a lot of improvement since the start of the pandemic, up until this week.”

Gonzalez says this report focuses on the latest developments in each state rather than which states have been hit the hardest throughout the pandemic, and seeks to highlight which states have experienced a positive trend in their residents’ health in the past few weeks. Overall, Michigan came in at number 9, again highlighting the state in the category of “most improved” . 

New York came in at number one in the survey, while Vermont rounded out the top ten.  The complete study can be found at WalletHub.com