St. Louis Reinstates Indoor Mask Mandate As Missouri Covid Cases Rise

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The U.S. had its worst Covid week in three months, as weekly cases surged fourfold to 347,784 from a month earlier with the spread of the highly contagious delta variant.

Florida made up about one in five cases as the number of infections rose to 73,199 from 45,584 for the week ending Thursday, after almost doubling in the previous seven days. Along with Texas and Missouri, the three states accounted for 40% of cases this week.

Texas hospitals have started to run low on beds for the sickest virus patients as caseloads climb. Almost half of the state’s so-called trauma service areas have 10 or fewer intensive-care beds available, and one zone has zero, state health department figures showed. Texas recorded more than 5,000 new virus cases in the past 24 hours and hospitalizations swelled for the 21st consecutive day, state data showed.

An increase in cases and hospitalizations in Missouri prompted St. Louis to require masks in indoor public places, regardless of vaccination status, mirroring a similar order already in place in Los Angeles. The state of Louisiana, where infections are rising at the fastest pace in the U.S., is recommending face coverings indoors if people can’t be six feet apart.

St. Louis Reinstates Indoor Mask Mandate As Missouri Covid Cases Rise

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