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COVID-19 infections have increased 50 percent among Transportation Security Administration employees in the 2 weeks since the federal mask mandate was lifted.

On May 2, 542 agency employees had active coronavirus infections, Forbes reported, citing a TSA spokesperson. That’s up from 359 infections on April 18, the day the federal mask mandate was struck down.

The increase in cases among TSA employees also appears to mirror the increase in COVID-19 cases nationwide, Forbes reported. After declining in March to some of the lowest numbers of the pandemic, COVID-19 cases began to increase again by the end of April. Head over to WebMD to read the full story.