New York State and Michigan, two blue states, have reported more new cases of the Chinese coronavirus in the last seven days than both Texas and Florida, which do not have mask mandates in place, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) New York and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s (D) Michigan continue to have mask mandates in place, but both states are outpacing red states, such as Texas and Florida, in terms of new cases of the Chinese coronavirus in the last seven days alone.
According to April 2 CDC data, which separates New York data from the New York City data, the Empire State, minus the city, reported 256.7 cases of the virus per 100,000 in the last seven days, or 28,375 cases total. New York City reported 353.6 cases per 100,000, or 29,695 cases. Combined, that is 58,070 cases across