As the delta mutation spreads in the United States, new cases of COVID-19 are on the rise.
As a result, more and more regions are recommending wearing a mask regardless of whether or not they are vaccinated.
Reporter Won-bae Kim reports.
Los Angeles County, California, is the first U.S. local government to re-mandatory wearing of masks indoors.
Regardless of whether or not you have been vaccinated against COVID-19, it is compulsory to wear a mask indoors.
This is because more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases are pouring out in this area recently.
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California’s Sacramento and Yolo counties also recommended indoor masks.
Counties in the San Francisco Bay Area, where Silicon Valley is located, also issued a joint statement recommending that people wear masks indoors in public, whether or not they have been vaccinated.
The Southern Nevada Health District of Nevada, which oversees the casino city of Las Vegas, has also recommended that both vaccinated and non-vaccinated people wear masks.
Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, an infectious disease authority, also recommended local governments to strengthen these quarantine measures in an interview with NBC on the night of the 16th local time.
In the United States, for the first time since the winter outbreak in early January, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., the capital, began to increase.
In addition, according to data from Johns Hopkins University in the United States, on the 16th local time, there were 79,000 new confirmed cases in the United States a day.
This is a nearly three-fold increase from 28,000 on the 15th the day before.
As the number of COVID-19 cases surged due to the spread of the delta mutation, which has strong contagious power, U.S. local governments are recommending again wearing a mask, one after another.
This is YTN Kim Won-bae.
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