Dramatic drop in Covid cases after Texas lifts mask mandate | Beaufort County Now | This should be telling the Left something

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Dramatic drop in Covid cases after Texas lifts mask mandate

A month after Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced full reopening and a repeal of the mask mandate, the number of coronavirus cases and death totals fell. The state has recorded the lowest number of daily new coronavirus cases since June 2020.

Despite negative feedback from leaders in the Democrat Party, including President Joe Biden who described Governor Abbott’s decision as "Neanderthal thinking" and Governor Newsom (D-CA) describing it as "absolutely reckless," Texas seems to have moved in the right direction.

According to data from the New York Times COVID tracker, coronavirus cases in Texas have dropped by nearly 4,000 per day, while deaths have dropped to nearly 137 per day since Governor Abbott repealed the mask mandate

When Abbott made the decision to lift the mask mandate on March 2, Texas averaged 7,253 new cases and 232 deaths per week. The state is now averaging 3,224 new coronavirus cases and 88 deaths per week, according to data reported by the New York Times COVID tracker.

"Today's announcement doesn’t abandon safe practices that Texans have mastered over the past year. Instead, it’s a reminder that each person has a role to play in their own personal safety & the safety of others," said Governor Abbott announcing his decision to fully open the state of Texas.

"With this executive order, we are ensuring that all businesses and families in Texas have the freedom to determine their own destiny," Abbott added.

According to the New York Times tracker, 15.7 percent of Texas residents have received the COVID-19 vaccine while 27.9 percent of the population has received at least one dose of the shot.

Go Back


Latest Op-Ed & Politics

Jordan Hall, the pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church in Sidney, Montana, preaches a blistering, barn burning yet biblically faithful sermon on transgenderism and transhumanism. It grabs you from the get-go and doesn’t let up. Give it a listen!
These people are nuts
The details of the Biden administration’s (mis)handling of the border crisis remain a mystery to many, but Judicial Watch is fighting hard to get the most pressing questions answered.
On Tuesday, the N.C. Senate Education Committee presented a bill that would effectively end the High School Athletic Association’s role in supervising high school athletics, a role the organization has held since 1913.
Why were we doing business helping the Chi Coms build weapons of mass destruction (germ warfare)?
James Antle of the Washington Examiner reports that a recent spike in crime could have a negative impact on bipartisan law enforcement reforms.
The State Board of Elections will hold an in-person meeting beginning at 1 p.m. Friday, September 10, 2021.


“The time has clearly come for the federal government to take on a larger role in the growing fight against cyber criminals.”
"Never let a crisis go to waste." How much of this will we take?
Dog food may contain potentially high levels of aflatoxin
Female athletes who are breastfeeding infants will be able to bring those children with them to Tokyo, according to Tokyo Olympic organizers, clarifying the event’s COVID-19 restrictions.
Jim Geraghty of National Review Online takes issue with the latest pronouncement from President Biden’s top spokeswoman.
Nikole Hannah-Jones was given tenure by the Board of Trustees at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill after they convened in a closed session Wednesday.


The General Assembly may allocate hundreds of millions in federal relief toward closing the digital divide this session
As governor, McCrory paid Chinese gov't owned company from slush funds
vote for cloture even though bill wording not even released yet
San Diego resident calls out health officials over 'Covid propaganda'.
$6.5 billion to influence American opinion- Russia and Iran, too


Back to Top