States resist mask rules as Midwest virus uptick stirs alarm

A woman passes a fence outside Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery adorned with tributes to victims of COVID-19, Thursday. The wall features banners that say “Naming the Lost” in six languages: English, Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic, Yiddish and Bengali. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

JACKSON, Miss. — The baseball season descended deeper into crisis Tuesday, states like Mississippi and South Carolina cast about for more hospital beds, and governors in some of the hardest-hit places staunchly resisted calls to require masks, despite confirmed cases of the coronavirus soaring.