Tracking the Curve: Daily updates on local COVID-19 developments
(KWQC) - As COVID-19 continues to impact the United States and the world, TV6 is continuing to track the curve as new information becomes available locally, statewide, and nationally.
On July 27, the CDC recommended that everyone in areas of substantial or high community transmission wear a mask in public indoor places, regardless of vaccination status.
Areas of high transmission are considered by the CDC to be those with 100 or more cases per 100,000 people over a seven-day period.
The CDC said the recommendation was due to a reversal in the downward trajectory of new COVID-19 cases and the emergence of the Delta variant, which they say is more infectious and was leading to increased transmissibility when compared to other variants, even in vaccinated individuals.
*Note: Iowa data will be updated every Wednesday (last updated Sept. 16), while Illinois data will be updated every Friday (last updated Sept. 10)
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