Los Angeles health officials recommend indoor masks

Los Angeles health officials recommend indoor masks

LOS ANGELES: Public health officials in Los Angeles County have strongly recommended that local residents wear masks indoors in public places, as the prevalence of the highly permeable Delta COVID-19 variant has increased across the United States.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said in a statement Tuesday that locations include “grocery or retail stores; theaters and family entertainment centers, and workplaces when you don’t know everyone’s vaccination status,” Xinhua news agency reported. Huh”.
This is the second day in a row for the department to urge the department to re-apply masks in all indoor public places, regardless of vaccination status.
Masks are no longer required for fully vaccinated individuals in most public settings in California after the state announced its decision to fully reopen its economy on June 15.
According to the department, in the week ending June 12, Delta variants accounted for nearly half of all variants sequenced in Los Angeles County.
Health officials said that people who are fully vaccinated appear to be well protected against infection with the delta variant, but people with only one vaccine dose from Pfizer or Moderna are not as safe.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the delta variant is now responsible for one in every five new infections nationwide, up from about one in every 10 a week ago.
“Fully vaccinated people are well protected against serious illness and disease causing concern, including the Delta variant,” Barbara Ferrer, the county’s director of public health, said in a statement Tuesday. All the growing information on the safety and effectiveness of vaccines.
“Ninety-nine percent of all new cases of COVID-19 and hospitalizations since January are among non-vaccinated individuals and 99.8 percent of those who tragically died have not been vaccinated. Receiving vaccination The most powerful protection is for you and your community,” Ferrer said.
Los Angeles County, home to more than 10 million residents, was once the epicenter of the pandemic in California and the country.
But the county has seen a drop in new cases, related deaths and hospitalizations amid the vaccine rollout.
The Los Angeles County Public Health Department reported a total of 1,249,835 confirmed cases, with 24,482 deaths.

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