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Austin sees record high hospitalizations due to Covid

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by Elizabeth Pagano

Austin Public Health reported a record 56 new Covid-19 hospitalizations Tuesday. According to the dashboard that monitors key indicators in our five-county region, 236 people are now hospitalized with the virus. The increase in new hospital admissions brings the rolling seven-day average to 39.3. Austin entered Stage 4 when that average rose past 20 on June 14, just over a week ago. The number of new cases reported Tuesday was 257. In response to the sharp increase in Covid-19 cases that Austin/Travis County has seen this past week, businesses in Austin must now require the use of masks. Under Stage 4, people over the age of 65 and those with underlying health conditions should avoid gatherings of more than two people, and everyone should avoid gatherings of more than 10 people.

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