According to new data released from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly all people in the United States can stop wearing masks while indoors in public spaces. According to US CDC data, less than 1 percent of the United States citizens live in countries high COVID-19 community level, where masking is recommended while indoors.
Majority of the population in the US lives in a county with a low level, while 20 percent lives in a medium level county, where wearing mask should be considered by the people at-risk for serious COVID-19.
The COVID-19 percentage is considerably low from July 2022, when more than 60 percent of the US citizens lived in a county, which is considered a high COVID-19 community level. This percentage has been decreasing for months as COVID-19 cases, deaths, and hospitalizations have declined.
Additionally, COVID-19 transmission levels remain high across the majority of the United States, and a COVID-19 surge during fall and winter is expected in the United States. One warning sign to the US is coming from a surge in increasing COVID-19 cases in Europe. 15 countries in Europe are reporting an increase in COVID-19 cases.