Coronavirus updates in Central Texas: Travis County reports 147 new confirmed cases
- Texas: More than 1.1 million cases have been reported in the state, and more than 21,300 people in Texas have died, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.
- Central Texas counties:
- Travis County: At least 38,045 cases have been reported and at least 483 people have died. At least 35,087 people have recovered from the virus.
- Hays County: At least 7,097 confirmed cases have been reported and at least 99 people have died. At least 6,290 people have recovered from the virus.
- Williamson County: At least 12,272 cases have been reported in the county and at least 162 people have died. At least 11,304 people have recovered from the virus.
6:15 p.m. – Travis County reported 147 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the total to 38,045 cases and 483 deaths since the start of the pandemic. At least 35,087 people have recovered from the virus.
Travis County currently has 205 people hospitalized with COVID-19, with 69 in the ICU and 39 on ventilators.
3:10 p.m. – The Austin airport predicts 12,127 outbound passengers on Sunday, Nov. 29. The airport said it would be the busiest day since the pandemic started by about 1,000 people.
So far, Sunday, Nov. 8, was the busiest at the airport during the pandemic when 11,006 flyers were screened. On Wednesday, the airport had 10,843 passengers.
11:30 a.m. – Starting Wednesday, Austin ISD will offer three days of district-wide, drive-thru rapid testing for all on-campus students and staff who will physically report to campuses for teaching and learning. AISD strongly recommends testing for those that are showing COVID-19 symptoms, those who have had close contact with someone who is positive or showing symptoms for COVID-19 and those that recently traveled for Thanksgiving.