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COVID-19 Delta Variant: California health officials recommend wearing face mask indoors even if you’re vaccinated – Fresno, California

Fresno, California 2021-07-28 21:59:42 –

San Francisco-California health officials recommend that residents wear face masks in public indoor environments, regardless of vaccination status, as COVID-19 Delta variants continue to prevail. increase.

This recommendation follows similar guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday and recommends wearing masks in areas where the virus spreads more rapidly, even if vaccinated.

Related: CDC reverses course of indoor masks in some parts of the United States

According to the California Department of Health, more than 90% of California’s population lives in areas with “substantial or highly infected” delta mutants.

“The Delta variant has caused a sharp increase in hospitalization and case rates across the state,” said Dr. Thomas J. Aragon, California’s public health officer, in a statement.

In the Bay Area, there are “high” infection rates in four counties. This includes the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco and Solano.

Some of the other five Bay Area counties are considered “substantial” infections.

Related: Doctors say the Bay Area “can avoid another blockage” if the mask obligations are reinstated.

In Los Angeles County Health officials revived Maskman Date earlier this monthOnly a month after the state lifted the mask order.

Earlier this weekGovernor Gavin Newsom has announced that state workers must be vaccinated or have a compulsory COVID-19 test and wear masks.

The state’s immunization verification program also includes health care workers. If your health care worker is not vaccinated, you will be tested for COVID-19 twice a week and will be required to wear an N95 mask.

According to the latest data California reported 6,849 new cases of COVID-19 and another 38 deaths associated with the virus on Tuesday.

The state reports that approximately 53% of residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and 61% are vaccinated at least once.

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