CDC COVID map data shows increased cases as hospitals reinstate mask mandates

COVID-19 infections are on the rise in various U.S. regions, leading some hospitals to reinstate mask mandates. A CDC map indicates increased cases in the Midwest and Northeast, prompting healthcare facilities in California, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, and Washington D.C. to recommend mask usage. Regions like Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin show high positivity rates.

The CDC also reports elevated hospital admission rates in several U.S. counties. Some hospitals are enforcing mask mandates for staff in direct patient contact. The situation is evolving, with healthcare authorities closely monitoring and responding to the trends.

Percentage positivity in key U.S. regions shown by CDC data

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