St. Louis reimposes masks mandates amid upswing in coronavirus cases

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The city and county of St. Louis are again requiring residents to wear face masks starting Monday because of increasing coronavirus cases, according to KMOV, a local CBS affiliate.

Why it matters: People must wear masks inside public places and on public transportation regardless of vaccinated status, and health officials recommend that masks be worn while outside in group settings.

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The big picture: St. Louis has reported 507 new cases, 545 hospitalizations and 5 deaths from the virus in the past 14 days, according to Missouri state data.

  • The Delta variant of the virus, which spreads more aggressively than other versions, has been detected in the city.

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