(Richmond, IN)--Reid Health issued a statement Monday warning Whitewater Valley residents not to relax when it comes to Covid-19. Dr. Thomas Huth, who is Reid’s Vice President of Medical Affairs, said that mask-wearing has become politicized but said there is an abundance of data that says it’s effective. Huth also said that mask-wearing will reduce the chances of a local second wave. Reid has seen a slight uptick of Covid-19 patients in containments areas. It stood at 17 Tuesday morning. But, the percentage of positive tests continues to drop. With 5200 people now tested locally, just over three-and-a-half percent have been positive.