South Carolina Ranked as 5th Worst State during COVID-19 in Latest WalletHub Study

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On January 21, WalletHub released its latest study on the safest and least safe states during COVID-19.

WalletHub used the following methodology to determine its findings:

In order to identify the safest states during the COVID-19 pandemic, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across five key metrics: 1) “Vaccination Rate,” 2) “Positive Testing Rate,” 3) “Hospitalization Rate,” 4) “Death Rate,” and 5) “Transmission Rate.”

These metrics are listed below with their corresponding weights. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the safest conditions.

We then determined the weighted average across all metrics to calculate an overall score for each state and used the resulting scores to rank-order the states.

  • Vaccination Rate: Double Weight (~25.00 Points)
    Note: This metric refers to the share of the population age 16 and older initiating vaccination. It is calculated as follows: Total Number of People Initiating Vaccination / Population age 16 and older.
  • Positive Testing Rate: Full Weight (~12.50 Points)
    Note: This metric refers to the positive COVID-19 testing rate in the state between January 13, 2021, and January 19, 2021.
  • Hospitalization Rate: Full Weight (~12.50 Points)
    Note: This metric refers to the COVID-19 hospitalization rate in the state between January 13, 2021, and January 19, 2021.
  • Death Rate: Triple Weight (~37.50 Points)
    Note: This metric refers to the COVID-19 death rate in the state between January 13, 2021, and January 19, 2021.
  • Estimated Transmission Rate: Full Weight (~12.50 Points)
    Note: This metric refers to the current COVID-19 reproduction number, which is an estimate of the average number of people to whom an infected person will transmit the COVID-19 virus.

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Sources: Data used to create this ranking were collected from the U.S. Census Bureau, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The COVID Tracking Project and rt.live.

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Go for A Walk In The Parks to Raise Money for Charleston Parks

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Charleston Parks Conservancy hosts virtual marathon throughout February

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Charleston Parks Conservancy is hosting A Walk In The Parks during the month of February. Complete 26.2 miles worth of exercise in 28 days while learning more about Charleston’s most beautiful parks.

For more than 13 years, the Conservancy has been working to create stunning public spaces and to connect people to their parks. 

From Feb. 1 to Feb. 28, sign into your event registration account to record your walk, run or bike ride. Each time you record an activity, you will see your progress along the virtual route. Hit a milestone along the way to receive an email with additional information on a certain Charleston park. 

There is no limit to the number of activities you can record during February, and no limit to the miles that can be recorded. In fact, the participant who logs the most miles during the event will receive a special prize. 

Register at www.awalkintheparks.org for $35 per person. Participants are encouraged to create a customized peer-to-peer fundraising page and invite friends and family to support the Charleston Parks Conservancy’s work beautifying and maintaining parks in the City of Charleston.?

Participants can exercise anywhere they choose (gym, neighborhood, beach). Or, try some of these park routes: 

  • Cannon Park: 1 lap around the park = 0.2 miles
  • Colonial Lake: 1 lap around the park = 0.5 miles 
  • Hampton Park: 1 lap around the park = 1.5 miles 
  • Riley Waterfront Park: 1 lap around the park = 1 mile
  • West Ashley Greenway: 8 miles from end to end
  • West Ashley Bikeway: 2.5 miles from end to end

About the Charleston Parks Conservancy

The Charleston Parks Conservancy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring the people of Charleston to connect with their parks and create stunning public places and a strong community. The Conservancy opens doors to individuals and organizations in Charleston wanting to engage with their parks and green spaces in a kaleidoscope of positive ways. With the help of its Park Angels, the Conservancy improves, enhances, and invigorates these spaces, making Charleston even better, stronger, and more successful. For more information about or to support the Charleston Parks Conservancy, visit www.charlestonparksconservancy.org.

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Charleston Parks Conservancy on social media:

Twitter / Instagram @charlestonparks

Facebook?www.facebook.com/CharlestonParksConservancy

Charleston Local Business and Activity Spotlight – Coastal Climbing Gym

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WE ARE A CLIMBING COMMUNITY

At Coastal Climbing Gym we believe that with hard work and dedication?you can achieve any?goal, but there’s no point of doing it without having fun. ?Located in?Charleston, SC, Coastal Climbing?is dedicated to sharing, educating and?encouraging people through?the unique?sport of indoor rock climbing. ?Join us and be a part of a growing?community.

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Hours

MTWT:? ?Noon to 9p

Friday: Noon to 8p

Saturday and Sunday: Noon to 6p

What will you find

Indoor Rock Climbing

Weights

Yoga

Adjustable Training Platforms

Cafe / WiFi

Lounge

https://www.coastalclimbing.com/prices