Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Should you be worried about wearing a face mask while out during quarantine? California Governor, Gavin Newsom, addressed guidelines on wearing face masks during his coronavirus press conference on Wednesday (April 1.)
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Officials reported the number of COVID-19 cases in California dramatically increased on Wednesday (April 1) to 8,155 cases and 171 deaths. Cases of the virus in Los Angeles jumped to more than 3,518 patients and 65 deaths.
With numbers on the rise, California authorities stated that facial coverings can serve as an extra protection guard against contracting the coronavirus. While wearing a mask doesn't guarantee you won't get sick, State Health Officer Dr. Sonia Angell acknowledged the benefits of facial coverings for personal use given the new evidence suggesting the large number of infected people that never show symptoms.
“There is some evidence that using face coverings may reduce asymptotic infections,” Angell said on Wednesday.