Florida continues to report fewer new cases of the Chinese coronavirus per capita than pro-lockdown blue states such as New York, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.
While the establishment media frequently criticized Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) for prioritizing individual liberty throughout the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, Florida is continuing to fare better than certain blue states in terms of reporting new cases of the virus.
Florida, which has no mask mandate in place, has reported 176.3 cases per 100,000 in the last seven days, or 37,859 cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) April 9 data.
But three blue states — Michigan, Pennsylvania, and New York — have reported more cases per capita in the same time frame, despite leaving certain restrictions in place, including statewide mask mandates.
Michigan, for example, has reported 492.1 cases per 100,000 in the last seven days, or 49,141 cases. Pennsylvania has reported 230 cases per 100,000, or 29,441, in the last week as well.
As Breitbart News has continued to note, CDC data separates New York City’s data from the remainder of the state. Even so, New York, excluding the city, has reported 239.9 cases per 100,000 in the last seven days, or 26,525 cases. New York City specifically reported 289.4 cases per 100,000, or 24,303 in the same time frame. Combined, the Empire State has reported 50,828 cases in the last seven days.