Bay Area health officers recommend masking indoors; region has highest infection rate in California

Bay Area health officers recommend masking indoors; region has highest infection rate in California

Bay Area health officers recommend masking indoors; region has highest infection rate in California SAN JOSE, Calif. - Twelve Bay Area health officers on Friday recommended that people wear masks indoors amidst a new swell of COVID cases and hospitalizations. The Bay Area now has California’s highest COVID infection rates fueled by omicron subvariants, according to a joint news release. Although not required, masking is strongly recommended by the California Department of Public Health for most public indoor settings. San Francisco is reporting more than 60 people are hospitalized with COVID-19, the biggest uptick in the Bay Area. Dr. Monica Gandhi, an infectious disease doctor and professor of medicine at UCSF, said it's a manageable caseload for hospitals. "At this point there's so much immunity that we're seeing cases, but …
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