Indiana ranks low in states taking action against COVID-19

A nurse at a drive up COVID-19 coronavirus testing station, set up by the University of Washington Medical Center, holds a bag containing a swab used to take a sample from the nose of a person in their car, Friday, March 13, 2020, in Seattle. UW Medicine is conducting drive-thru testing in a hospital parking garage and has screened hundreds of staff members, faculty and trainees for the COVID-19 coronavirus. U.S. hospitals are setting up triage tents, calling doctors out of retirement, guarding their supplies of face masks and making plans to cancel elective surgery as they brace for an expected onslaught of coronavirus patients. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Indiana ranks in the bottom half of states when it comes to its response to the coronavirus.

That is, according to a recent study done by WalletHub.

The study compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across three key dimensions, including: Prevention and Containment, Risk Factors and Infrastructure, and Economic Impact.

Indiana ranked 30th. The Hoosier state also ranked 48th in Public Healthcare Spending.

Michigan ranked 23rd overall.

The top states taking the most aggressive action against the virus include California, Rhode Island, Maryland, New Hampshire and New Jersey.

The lowest ranked state is Mississippi.

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