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CDC says Americans should wear masks in 73.8% of U.S. counties - Metro US

CDC says Americans should wear masks in 73.8% of U.S. counties

U.S. CDC recommends vaccinated Americans wear masks indoors in many cases

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday that 73.8% of U.S. counties had transmission rates of COVID-19 high enough to warrant indoor masking in public spaces and should immediately resume the policy.

The transmission rate was up from 69.3% as of Thursday’s report. In total, 54.6% of U.S. counties have high COVID-19 community transmission rates and 19.2% have substantial rates, the CDC said.

The CDC revised its mask guidance for fully vaccinated Americans on Tuesday telling them they should wear masks in COVID-19 hot spots.

(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Chris Reese)

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