by: Nexstar Media Wire
WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — A survey shows that 30 U.S. states now have mask orders in place with Ohio, Indiana, Minnesota and Oregon becoming the latest to announce statewide mandatory mask orders. This happens as the U.S. tally of confirmed COVID-19 infections is at nearly 4 million,
According to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University earlier this week, the number of people confirmed to be infected worldwide passed a staggering 15 million, The U.S. leads the world in cases as well as deaths, which have exceeded 142,000.
Once by far the U.S. leader in infections and one of the first states to issue a mask mandate, New York has now been surpassed by California in case numbers, though that is partly due to robust testing in a state with more than twice the population of New York.
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President Donald Trump tweeted out a picture of himself wearing a mask earlier this week. His tweet described the act as “patriotic.”