Indoor masks urged again for 7 Wisconsin counties

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – State health officials are urging the residents of seven Wisconsin counties who stopped wearing masks when COVID-19 cases fell across the state to grab them again when they leave home.

The Department of Health Services issued the recommendation Monday after the most recent weekly update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed all seven had reached High COVID-19 community levels.

“As cases increase statewide, all Wisconsinites have an essential role to play in keeping ourselves and our communities healthy and protecting those around us, especially those who are at high-risk for severe illness,” DHS Secretary-designee Karen Timberlake said.

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On Monday, the average number of new cases per day ticked higher again, after state officials recorded more than 5,000 total cases over the three days since the last report. With the latest figures, the average now stands at 2,193 cases per day, the highest level in more than three months.


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