Florida Is The State With The 7th Most Vulnerable Population To COVID-19

Florida has the seventh most vulnerable population to COVID-19, according to personal finance site WalletHub.

Analyst Jill Gonzalez says a big part of that has to do with Florida's number one ranking when it comes to the share of the population ages 65 and over.

"Florida does have the highest share of the elderly population. With that comes a lot of other pre-existing conditions...everything from higher rates of heart disease to diabetes to cancer, all of these things that do put people more at risk."

But it goes far beyond the age factor.

"We look at the medically vulnerable, the elderly population, but also we look at housing vulnerability and financial vulnerability."

She says Florida ranks second worst when it comes to the unemployment recipiency rate.

That's because of the more than one million people still waiting to get their benefits. Hundreds of thousands of Floridians have still not had their claims processed.

The most vulnerable population calls West Virginia home.

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