Report: Texas improves but still among worst when managing coronavirus pandemic

WACO, Texas (KWTX) The State of Texas improved, but still ranks in the bottom half of states when it comes to fighting the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report.

WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 46 unique metrics.

Its data set ranges from tested cases of COVID-19 per capita and state legislation on the pandemic to the uninsured population and share of the workforce in affected industries.

Texas moved up in the ranking from 48 to 39. The Lone Star State, however, still ranks at the bottom of the list when it comes to the number of uninsured residents.

California was ranked number one on the list for its efforts to curb the spread of the virus. New York came in seventh and Florida was ranked 36th.

Mississipi came in last in this week's report. It has the highest rate per capita in deaths related to influenza and pneumonia.

When it comes to funding per capita for "total public health emergency preparedness," Texas was ranked near the bottom of the list at 48.

Illinois, California and New York were at the bottom of the list in this category.

Source: WalletHub