Texas eliminated mandatory face mask requirements; 16 states have now done that or never had a mandate.

Some say dropping of mandatory facial coverings will lead to a huge increase in new cases – so that is an hypothesis we can check on in the future.

Hospitals on March 10 (Charts from Texas Tribune)

Mississippi has also announced ending a face mask requirement at about the same time. Should follow up with Texas and Mississippi trends in a few weeks.

By EdwardM