As of Thursday, the United States reported 71,671 new cases, according to Johns Hopkins University, which is the most in a single day since July 24. Maybe you are considering moving to a new city as we brace for the second wave of coronavirus, and you are considering moving. A new study attempted to find the best and worst cities to live in during the coronavirus pandemic.
Best Life studied the data to compile the best and worst cities to live in during the coronavirus pandemic. The study factored in the poverty rate, according to U.S. Census Bureau data, unemployment rate, state’s average life expectancy, the health of residents, air pollution, and prevalence of COVID-19 by using the seven-day average percent of positive tests according to Johns Hopkins’ Coronavirus Research Center.
According to Best Life, these are the best states to live in during the coronavirus pandemic (lower is better)
- Vermont: 50.85
- New Hampshire: 51.53
- Connecticut: 59.63
- Maine: 60.28
- Maryland: 64.40
- Delaware: 65.20
- North Dakota: 65.30
- Hawaii: 65.45
- Minnesota: 65.90
- Colorado: 66.28
Vermont has a life expectancy of 80, and a COVID-19 positivity rate of 1.5%.
According to Best Life, these are the worst states to live in during the COVID-19 pandemic:
Texas gets anchored down because the state pumps out 707 million metric tons of CO2 per year, which is the highest in the nation. That is followed by California that pollutes with 359 million metric tons. Meanwhile, Vermont only has 6 million metric tons of CO2.
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