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As the United States begins the 4th of July celebratory weekend, many states have mandated the wearing of face coverings to help slow the rapid spread of COVID-19.
According to CNN, these are the following states that currently have a mandate on wearing a face mask/covering:
"These states have mandated masks when out in public:
Additionally, it's important to note that multiple US states continue to trend in a dangerous direction with rising COVID cases/hospitalizations, and CNN is reporting that Arizona is one of them.
"Arizona only has 156 intensive care unit beds remaining today as it fights off a surge of Covid-19 cases, state health data shows.
This is the lowest number of available beds the state has had available, according to records that go back to late March.
Currently, 1,520 of the state’s ICU beds are in use – that's 91% of its capacity, state data shows. At least 741 of those patients are being treated for Covid-19, the data shows.
The state also reported a record-high spike in emergency room admissions from Covid-19 patients today – 1,847 people. This a significant jump from the previous record high of 1,371 patients that was reported yesterday."
Please, everyone, wear a mask and be safe.
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