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CDC moves Kauai back to 'High' COVID-19 threat level

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New CDC Covid-19 metrics drop strong mask recommendations for most of the country

A customer waiting to enter a restaurant holds a protective mask in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022. The states indoor mask requirement, which requires everyone to wear face coverings indoors regardless of vaccination status, expired on Wednesday.

KAUAI COUNTY, Hawaii (KITV4) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has increased the COVID-19 threat level for Kauai County from medium to high as cases in the county continue to increase.

The decision to increase the threat level was made with respect to three key metrics, including new COVID-19 infections and hospital admissions per 100,000 people over the last seven days, and the percentage of staffed in-patient hospital beds taken up by COVID patients.

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