CDC: 85% of Americans Should Be Wearing a Mask Indoors or Considering It (US News)

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    CDC: 85% of Americans Should Be Wearing a Mask Indoors or Considering It – By Cecelia Smith-Schoenwalder (US News) / Aug 5, 2022

    The percentage is a slight decrease over the previous week, but coronavirus cases, deaths and hospitalizations remain elevated.

    Nearly 85% of Americans should be wearing a mask while indoors in public spaces or considering the measure, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Over 55% of the U.S. lives in counties that are considered a “high” COVID-19 community level by the CDC. Under the agency’s guidance, those people should be wearing a mask while inside. More than 29% of the country lives in counties considered a “medium” level where they should consider the measure based on their risk of severe COVID-19.

    The percentage is a slight decrease over the previous week, when nearly 88% of the population was in a high or medium community level.

    Despite the small decline, coronavirus cases in the U.S. remain elevated at more than 115,000 on average each day. Coronavirus deaths have plateaued at over 300 per day.

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