NOLA implements indoor mask advisory amid surge in COVID cases
July 21, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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Officials are strongly recommending anyone, vaccinated or not, to wear a mask indoors.
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - On Wednesday, July 21, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced an indoor mask advisory will be issued as cases of the delta variant of COVID-19 continue to rise. Officials are strongly recommending anyone, vaccinated or not, to wear a mask indoors. In a press conference, Cantrell said wearing a mask is the most “immediate and tangible” way to slow the spread. “Don’t let us go back,” Cantrell said.
A nine-fold increase, according to city spokesperson Beau Tidwell. Avegno says breakthrough cases in vaccinated people are mostly among the elderly and those with health risks. In his weekly press conference on Tuesday, city spokesperson Beau Tidwell says the situation is “serious and cause for alarm. ”On Wednesday, the Louisiana Department of Health reported 5,388 new cases of COVID-19, the third-highest single daily total since the pandemic began. More: La. reports third-highest daily count of cases since pandemic beganThe delta variant is a mutated coronavirus.
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