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Where Masks Aren’t Required, Virus Cases Have Gone Up

Sixteen states recommend, but do not require, its residents to wear masks in public. In those states, new coronavirus cases have risen by 84% over the last two weeks. In the 11 states that mandate wearing masks in public, new cases have fallen by 25% over the last two weeks.

SOURCES: National Governors Association; New York Times
JOHN DUCHNESKIE / Staff Artist