Texas’ Covid-19 cases and death totals have plummeted in the month since Republican Gov. Greg Abbott announced full reopening and repealed the state’s mask mandate, The Daily Caller reports.
Since Abbott repealed Texas’ mask mandate on March 2, Texas’ COVID-19 cases dropped by about 4,000 per day, while the state’s deaths have dropped by 137 per day, according to The New York Times’ COVID tracker.
Leaders in the Democrat Party, including President Joe Biden who described Governor Abbott’s decision as “Neanderthal thinking” and Governor Newsom (D-CA) said the move was”absolutely reckless,” predicted that Texas’ cases and deaths would skyrocket as a result of Abbott’s actions.
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However, the state is now averaging 3,224 new COVID-19 cases per day, the lowest number of new cases per day since June 19, Texas also averages 88 deaths per week, the lowest since Nov. 4.
“Texans have mastered the habits to keep from getting COVID,” Abbott said.
Texas’ new daily COVID-19 cases have dropped to their lowest level since June 2020, when the state experienced its first surge.
When Abbott repealed the mask mandate, Texas averaged 7,253 new cases and 232 deaths per week.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 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.