BOSTON (CBS) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released an updated map showing high levels of COVID-19 transmission across the country.
There are now nine counties in Massachusetts where it’s recommended that people wear masks indoors, even if you’re fully vaccinated, because transmission rates of coronavirus are high or substantial.READ MORE: Wait Time Between Flu Shot And Booster? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers COVID Vaccine Questions
Barnstable and Nantucket counties are considered high risk.READ MORE: Massachusetts Reports 4,095 New COVID Cases, 14 Additional Deaths Over 3 Days
Middlesex, Suffolk, Bristol, Plymouth, Essex, Worcester and Hampden counties are now all considered substantial risk.
The CDC’s transmission data is a combination of new cases by population and positivity rate.MORE NEWS: Dozens Of Massachusetts State Police Troopers Resigning Over COVID Vaccine Mandate, Union Says
You can see the latest CDC map here.