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12/16/2021 Killeen area hospitals, health workers prepare for omicron's arrival Two weeks after the discovery of omicron ‚Ai the newest COVID-19 variant ‚Ai in the Unites States, all but 22 states and territories have reported cases of the latest, reportedly highly contagious, virus strain ... San Antonio. Suspected cases of omicron have been reported in Travis County, but have yet to be officially confirmed, according to Bell County Public Health District officials.Here in Bell County, omicron has not been ...
12/13/2021 Preliminary lab results show evidence of omicron variant in Travis County ... COVID-19 Get a COVID-19 Vaccine COVID-19 Resources Orders & Rules Media City of Austin FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Release Date: Dec. 13, 2021 Get tested prior to travel or gathering for the holidays AUSTIN, TX - The University of Texas at Austin Health Services has notified Austin Public Health (APH) of preliminary lab results indicating the presence of the COVID-19 omicron variant in three individuals in Austin-Travis County ...
12/13/2021 Preliminary lab results indicate first cases of omicron variant in Austin-Travis County | KDBC ... preliminary lab results at the University of Texas at Austin Health Services show evidence of the omicron variant in Austin-Travis County.Currently, the early lab results indicating the omicron variant are in the process ... it. The testing only indicates whether or not you have COVID-19. Genetic sequencing needs to take place in order for us to find out whether that COVID-19 you have identifies a specific variant ...
12/13/2021 3 cases of omicron COVID-19 variant reported in Austin ... Travis County region.The lab results still need to be confirmed by genetic sequencing, which will take a few days, a news release stated. University of Texas at Austin Health services has notified Austin Public Health of three probable cases of the omicron COVID-19 variant in Austin-Travis County. Lab results still need to be confirmed by genetic sequencingLast week, two cases of omicron were confirmed in the ...
12/13/2021 Austin-Travis County reports 3 cases of COVID-19 omicron variant AUSTIN, Texas ‚Ai Just hours after Austin Mayor Steve Adler told KVUE Daybreak that it was a matter of when not if omicron would be detected in Austin-Travis County, local health officials have confirmed three cases of the COVID-19 variant.These are the first reported cases of omicron in Austin ...
12/10/2021 WATCH: Austin health officials discuss booster shots and omicron variant ahead of winter holidays WATCH: Austin health officials discuss booster shots and omicron variant ahead of winter holidaysAustin health officials will give an update on the COVID-19 situation in Austin on Friday morning. As the holidays approach, leaders from Austin Public Health will talk about the importance of getting a booster shot and answer questions about the omicron variant.Austin-Travis County Health Authority Dr. Desmar Walkes, APH‚Aos interim Director Adrienne ...
12/8/2021 1st omicron variant case confirmed in Texas, health experts say ... COVID-19 cases last summer. Harris County, which has a population of more than 4.7 million, is the same area where the original strain was first confirmed in Texas in March 2020. Harris County is the most populated county in the state and the third most populous in the nation. More: What is the omicron COVID-19 variant, and should we be worried? Dr. Desmar Walkes, Austin-Travis County health ...
10/1/2021 Coronavirus updates in Central Texas: Friday schools and stat tracker ... COVID-19 news in the Austin area. Scroll down for the top headlines and latest updates in KVUE's Oct. 1 live blog. COVID-19 numbers: - Texas: More than 3.3 million cases have been reported in the state, and more than 63,900 people in Texas have died, [according to the Texas Department of State Health Services] . - Central Texas counties: [Austin-Travis County] : The seven-day moving average for new hospital admissions ...
10/1/2021 More than 26,000 third dose and booster vaccines have been provided across Travis County AUSTIN, Texas ‚Ai Austin-Travis County health officials said thousands of third dose and booster COVID-19 vaccines have been provided to eligible individuals across the county."Across Travis County as a whole ‚Ai and there are many providers that are providing third doses and booster [vaccines] ‚Ai and so, we've seen over 26,000 third dose ...
9/28/2021 Austin-Travis County moves back down to Stage 4 AUSTIN, Texas ‚Ai Austin-Travis County is officially moving back into Stage 4 of the area's risk-based COVID-19 guidelines , Health Authority Dr. Desmar Walkes announced Tuesday morning. The area has been within the threshold for Stage 4 for about a week, but Austin Public Health (APH) officials said on Friday that they were postponing ...
9/28/2021 Austin Public Health moves to Stage 4 COVID risk-based guidelines ... 4 of its COVID risk-based guidelines . The announcement came at a joint session of Austin City Council and the Travis County Commissioners Court.The risk-based guidelines‚AØcorrelate with five distinct stages of risk ... O remains high, the seven-day moving averages of new COVID-19 cases, hospital admissions, and positivity rates continue to drop in the Austin-Travis County metropolitan area."The Delta variant showed us how unpredictable ...
9/28/2021 As Austin moves down to Stage 4, ICU capacity remains low in the area AUSTIN, Texas ‚Ai Although other COVID-19 metrics for the Austin area are moving in a positive direction, ICU capacity is still an issue for the 11-county area surrounding the city. Despite low ICU capacity, Austin and Travis County are moving from Stage 5 to Stage 4 of the City's risk-based guidelines ...
9/28/2021 Austin, Travis County Move Back To Stage 4 COVID-19 Guidelines Austin, Travis County Move Back To Stage 4 COVID-19 Guidelines Austin-Travis County health officials have scaled back their COVID risk-based guidelines to Stage 4 as cases and hospitalizations have steadily decreased. Dr. Desmar Walkes, Austin-Travis County health authority, made the announcement Tuesday during a joint session of the Austin City Council and the Travis County Commissioners Court. The highly contagious delta variant of COVID-19 spurred ...
9/28/2021 Austin, Travis County Fall to Stage 4 COVID Recommendations During Tuesday‚Aos joint session of the Austin Council and Travis County Commissioners Court, Travis county Health Authority Dr. Desmar Walkes announced Austin Public Health is moving into Stage 4 of the COVID Risk-Based Guidelines. This is due to continues week-over-week declines in the seven-day moving averages of new COVID-19 cases, hospital admissions, and positivity rates, Walkes said. ‚AuThe Delta variant showed us how unpredictable ...
9/22/2021 Coronavirus updates in Central Texas: Wednesday schools and stat tracker ... COVID-19 news in the Austin area.Scroll down for the top headlines and latest updates in KVUE's Sept. 22 live blog.COVID-19 numbers:- Texas: More than 3.2 million cases have been reported in the state, and more than 61,000 people in Texas have died, [according to the Texas Department of State Health Services] .- Central Texas counties: [Austin-Travis County] : The seven-day moving average for new hospital admissions ...
9/22/2021 Coronavirus updates in Central Texas: Travis County enters Stage 4 territory as daily hospitalizations drop ‚Äì KVUE.com Here are the latest COVID-19 updates in Central Texas for Tuesday, Sept. 21. AUSTIN, Texas ‚Ai Editor‚Aos note: Austin-Travis County leaders are receiving their weekly COVID-19 update from local health experts at 9 a.m. Watch in the video above or on KVUE‚Aos YouTube channel . KVUE is keeping you updated with the latest coronavirus and COVID-19 news in the Austin area. Scroll down for the ...
9/20/2021 Coronavirus updates in Central Texas: Monday COVID-19 stats and schools tracker ... COVID-19 news in the Austin area. Scroll down for the top headlines and latest updates in KVUE's Sept. 20 live blog. COVID-19 numbers: - Texas: More than 3.2 million cases have been reported in the state, and more than 60,700 people in Texas have died, [according to the Texas Department of State Health Services] . - Central Texas counties: [Austin-Travis County] : The seven-day moving average for new hospital admissions ...
9/19/2021 Coronavirus updates in Central Texas: Sunday COVID-19 stats and schools tracker ... COVID-19 news in the Austin area.Scroll down for the top headlines and latest updates in KVUE's Sept. 19 live blog.COVID-19 numbers:- Texas: More than 3.2 million cases have been reported in the state, and more than 60,600 people in Texas have died, [according to the Texas Department of State Health Services] .- Central Texas counties: [Austin-Travis County] : The seven-day moving average for new hospital admissions ...
9/18/2021 ‚ÄòHow bad do we want ACL‚Äô, Austin health officials ask ... COVID-19 cases appear to be leveling off and hospital admissions dropping, but area hospitals are still overwhelmed."We have people who need ICU care who are not in ICU and they‚Aore not being cared for by ICU nurses because we‚Aore stretching our nursing staff," said Dr. Desmar Walkes, Austin- Travis County health authority.Nearby hospitals are also feeling the heat, as patients who would normally transfer into ...
9/18/2021 Coronavirus updates in Central Texas: Saturday COVID-19 stats and schools tracker ... COVID-19 news in the Austin area. Scroll down for the top headlines and latest updates in KVUE's Sept. 18 live blog. COVID-19 numbers: - 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] . - Central Texas counties: [Austin-Travis County] : The seven-day moving average for new hospital admissions ...
9/10/2021 Coronavirus updates in Central Texas: Friday school and cases stat tracker ... COVID-19 news in the Austin area.Scroll down for the top headlines and latest updates in KVUE's Sept. 10 live blog.COVID-19 numbers:- Texas: More than 3.1 million cases have been reported in the state, and more than 57,900 people in Texas have died, [according to the Texas Department of State Health Services] .- Central Texas counties: [Austin-Travis County] : The seven-day moving average for new hospital admissions ...
9/9/2021 Austin-Travis County passes grim milestone of 1,000 COVID-19 deaths AUSTIN, Texas ‚Ai Austin-Travis County has reached a grim milestone during the COVID-19 pandemic: More than 1,000 people in the community have died from the coronavirus. August was the most deadly month we have seen since vaccines rolled out in January. On Sept. 8, Austin Public Health reported 23 new deaths, which pushed Austin and Travis County over the more than 1,000 threshold. Leaders say our best tool ...
9/9/2021 Austin Public Health Marks over 1,000 Area Deaths from COVID-19 ‚Äì AustinTexas.gov Austin, Texas ‚Ai Following the fastest surge Austin-Travis County has seen, the community surpassed another grim milestone of 1,000 deaths. August proved to be the pandemic‚Aos most lethal month since COVID-19 vaccines became available earlier in the year. Hospitalizations and deaths spiked as the highly contagious Delta variant spread rapidly among the unvaccinated. The data and science continue to show that vaccinations are the most effective available ...
9/9/2021 Travis County Surpasses Unfortunate COVID Milestone August proved to be the pandemic‚Aos most lethal month since COVID-19 vaccines became available earlier in the year, Austin Public Health officials reported on Wednesday. The number of deaths reported is now above 1000 for Austin and Travis County. ‚AuWith more cases comes more deaths and while symptoms may be insignificant to you, not wearing a mask, not social distancing, and not staying home when sick, are contributing ...
9/9/2021 Texas reports 25,184 new COVID cases, 286 more deaths Texas ‚Ai On Wednesday, the State Department of Health reported a staggering number of new COVID-19 cases as more Texas schools interrupted face-to-face learning and the conflict over mask obligations continued. The ... state‚Aos population is fully vaccinated. This week, the Austin-Travis County area has surpassed 1,000 deaths from the virus. The death toll in San Antonio-Bexar Country is 3,994. Texas reports 25,184 new COVID ...