CDC COVID risk map: Cook Co. to issue mask rules as data shows substantial COVID-19 transmission – WLS-TV

CHICAGO (WLS)– Cook County Health officials are expected to release new mask guidelines Friday as CDC data shows “substantial” COVID-19 transmission.County and state health authorities looking at an uptick in case numbers they havent seen in months.”As public health authorities, we are incredibly, exceptionally concerned about this rise,” said Dr. Rachel Rubin, senior medical officer at Cook County Dept. of Public Health.”Its time for caution,” said Steve Brandy, public details officer for Will County Health Dept. “That is a reminder that we are far from done here, and the fact that about 80% of these brand-new cases in Will County are connected to the Delta version.”Cook, DeKalb, Grundy, Kendall, LaSalle and Boone counties have actually now joined the list of Illinois counties revealing “substantial” community transmission of COVID-19. DuPage, McHenry and Will counties are also at the “significant” danger level.In Indiana, Newton and Jasper counties are at “high” rates of transmission. Racine County in Wisconsin is at the “significant” level.SEE ALSO
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“Its time for caution,” stated Steve Brandy, public details officer for Will County Health Dept. “That is a tip that we are far from done here, and the reality that about 80% of these new cases in Will County are connected to the Delta variant. DuPage, McHenry and Will counties are also at the “substantial” danger level.In Indiana, Newton and Jasper counties are at “high” rates of transmission. Illinois COVID vaccine map shows how many citizens immunized by county The new CDC standards advise everybody in those counties start wearing masks inside your home once again, even if theyre vaccinated.CDC COVID-19 Transmission Levels by U.S. CountyMap not showing properly?

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