More than 98% of CA residents live in communities with high covid levels

More than 98% of CA residents live in communities with high covid levels

More than 98% of CA residents live in communities with high covid levels

July 25, 2022 - The Center for Disease Control’s transmission map shows COVID-19 activity is increasing across California.

The federal agency reports more than 98% of state residents live in areas where COVID-19 activity is high.

According to health officials, Omicron subvariant BA.5 is the main cause of the virus’s increased activity.

The CDC says out of the 58 California counties, 50 have a high covid transmission level, equating to nearly 39 million Californians. The only counties with a lower risk are: Alpine, Glenn, Humboldt, Mendocino, Mono, Santa Cruz, Sierra, and Siskiyou.

Health officials recommend people wear masks while indoors.

Dr. Greg Poland with Mayo Clinic says he doesn’t think people are taking enough precautions. He also says people should be worried about catching it multiple times.

“Ba.5 laughs at a surgical mask or a cloth mask. We really want people to wear a higher quality mask… as N95, Kn95 or KF94,” he explained.

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Source: <https://www.sfchronicle.com/health/article/Alameda-County-to-reinstate-indoor-mask-mandate-17215842.php>

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