That means federal health officials are recommending you mask up indoors, regardless of vaccination status, in these counties:
Only Bristol County is still considered 'low' for COVID spread. The remaining counties are all 'medium' transmission, where individuals at high risk for COVID are advised to speak to a doctor about face coverings.
The northeast has been hit hardest so far in this current surge driven by sub-variants of Omicron, and the CDC map makes that plain:
The Massachusetts DPH says 3,863 new positive COVID-19 tests were reported to the state today. The 7-day average positive test rate rose to 6.63%.
576 patients with COVID are in Massachusetts hospitals, and 17 more people have died.
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