Arizona has 8th most COVID mandates

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter

Arizona has the 8th most restrictions and mandates among U.S. states related to COVID-19.

That is according to new research by WalletHub. The rankings look at workplace and business orders related to COVID as well as mask mandates and how and when schools are being reopened.

California has the most restrictions followed by New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Texas is 6th while Arizona has the 8th most, according to WalletHub.

South Dakota, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, and Utah have the fewest COVID-19 restrictions and mandates, according to the report.

Arizona has 148,683 total cases and 2,068.2 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents. Only New York City has a higher rate of cases (2,656.4 per 100,000 resident), according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. The agency separated out New York City into its own category because of its high number of cases.

Among other states, New Jersey has 1984.4 COVID cases per 100,000 residents, Florida (1,622.6), California (972.5) and Ohio (641), according to CDC data.

Arizona ranks better when it comes to COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 residents. The state has seen 2,918 total Coronavirus deaths translating to 40.59 deaths per 100,000 residents, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.

Arizona ranks 16th in COVID deaths per capita.

New York City (278.7), New Jersey (176.3) and Connecticut (123) have the highest COVID deaths rates, according to the CDC.

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July 2020