Missouri, Illinois among least-safe states to spend Thanksgiving, study says


(KMOX) - Many families in the U.S. have been changing their Thanksgiving plans this year to try and minimize the risk of contracting or spreading the coronavirus. The personal finance site, Wallet Hub, found that staying away from Missouri and Illinois might be the best option for some.

The two states ranked among the lowest in the study of the safest states to spend Thanksgiving in this year. Missouri was No. 47 and Illinois was No. 37.

The study took into account "how the state is handling the COVID-19 pandemic, such as positive tests and deaths per capita in the past week." But it also measured in some non-pandemic stats such as crime rate and the average number of DUI-related fatalities in November.

The states ranked to be the safest are Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire. And the least-safe are South Dakota, New Mexico and Montana.

You can see the full study for yourself, here.

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