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Worcester advises residents to wear masks indoors as COVID cases surge

Worcester advises residents to wear masks indoors as COVID cases surge
Worcester advises residents to wear masks indoors as COVID cases surge 00:15

WORCESTER -- The city of Worcester is advising residents to wear masks indoors as COVID cases surge in the city.

"With the number of new positive COVID-19 cases reaching their highest point since February and increasing levels of COVID-19 in regional wastewater, city health officials today issued an advisory strongly encouraging residents to wear masks when indoors and around others," a statement said Friday.

Residents should also get the vaccines and boosters they are eligible for.

COVID cases in Worcester have been rising since March 12. The seven-day daily average of new positive COVID-19 cases has risen to 128.9. Hospitalizations at the city's hospitals have also increased, there are currently 72 COVID-19-positive inpatients, 11 are in intensive care.

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) elevated Worcester County's community risk level to high.

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