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fourpointsnews.com

LISD continues growth although COVID caused dip in enrollment

Leander ISD has one of the most rapidly expanding student populations in Texas. It ranks first in the Austin metro area and number seven in the fastest-growing large school districts in the state, according to the LISD 2020 Demographic Summary. From fall 2014 to fall 2019, the district added a...
LEANDER, TX
uta.edu

Visiting student spends unique summer experience researching COVID-19

Nicole Garza spent her summer in a hands-on research internship for undergraduate students funded by the National Institutes of Health at UTA’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation in the Human Neural Cardiovascular Control Laboratory. The program, Short-Term Research Experience Program to Unlock Potential or STEP-UP, is designed with a focus on underrepresented students, provides for a flexible location, and is an opportunity for students to work side-by-side with experienced researchers.
ARLINGTON, TX
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NO ROOM: Austin-area ICUs totally full despite drop in COVID-19 cases

AUSTIN (KXAN) — While overall hospitalizations for COVID-19 are declining in the Austin-Travis County area, local ICUs are still struggling to keep up. “… We are not past this surge yet,” the City of Austin and Travis County warned in a joint statement Monday. Health officials explain that despite an encouraging downward trend in cases, hospital capacities are completely full.
AUSTIN, TX
Austin American-Statesman

Letters to the editor: Readers react as COVID strains medical resources

Despite a drop in the number of hospital patients for COVID-19, the disease continues to strain critical care resources." American-Statesman readers shared their reaction. As a physician, I am in full support of President Biden's mandates to defeat the COVID pandemic, because it is obvious that too many Americans have not stepped up to the task. To those I say:
AUSTIN, TX
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CBS Austin

COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations stabilize; some groups still under-vaccinated

AUSTIN, Texas — After more than a month of steady increases in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, there’s a glimmer of hope. “We're close to that stage 4 threshold,” said City of Austin medical director Dr. Desmar Walkes. “We are starting to see positive indicators in our community that COVID-19 is stabilizing and is starting to decline we are seeing,” said the city’s chief epidemiologist Janet Pichette.
AUSTIN, TX
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Coronavirus updates in Central Texas: Saturday COVID-19 stats and schools tracker

Texas: More than 3.2 million cases have been reported in the state, and more than 60,000 people in Texas have died, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. Austin-Travis County: The seven-day moving average for new hospital admissions is 52, and an average of 518 people are hospitalized. The seven-day moving average for new cases is 349. Since the beginning of the pandemic, over 112,089 cases have been reported and at least 1,050 people have died.
TEXAS STATE
smcorridornews.com

Hays County reports two COVID-related fatalities and 55 current hospitalizations

Hays County Courthouse, TX – Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) reports two COVID-related fatalities: a Driftwood man in his 70s and a San Marcos man in his 50s. The department also reports 80 new lab-confirmed cases along with seven (7) new hospitalizations and seven (7) new hospital discharges. There are 152 additional persons considered recovered. As part of a routine data audit, the HCLHD removed 24 cases from the data due to out of county or duplicate.
HAYS COUNTY, TX