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LIVE: COVID-19 in Austin-Travis County: ‘This is not an Election Day gimmick. This is real,” top doctor warns –

Interim Austin-Travis County Health Authority Dr. Mark Escott, APH Director Stephanie Hayden and APH Chief Epidemiologist Janet Pichette will answer questions.



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AUSTIN (KXAN) — There’s now a 96% chance that COVID-19 spread is growing in Austin-Travis County.
In a Q&A session on Wednesday, Interim Austin-Travis County Health Authority Dr. Mark Escott explained the percentage has increased from 90% in a short amount of time — with 64 new cases of COVID-19 occurring over the past 14 days.
“Our cases are rising, the number of people admitted to the hospital are rising, our ICU numbers are rising, our ventilator use is rising” said Dr. Escott. “This is not an…

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