APH says COVID-19 case numbers appear to be flattening

Austin Public Health had some good news as it provided its weekly update to the Travis County Commissioners Court this morning. Dr. Mark Escott reported that case numbers appear to be flattening and he says that masking and social distancing seem to be working in Austin and Travis County.

It's quite the opposite news for many places across the U.S. and in other parts of Texas, specifically El Paso.


Dr. Escott says the locally the numbers look much better than what was originally projected by UT for this time of year.

On November 1, there were 77 new cases of coronavirus which brings the moving day average to 96. In comparison, the number of new cases on July 1 was almost 600.

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Dr. Escott and other health officials urge people to continue to follow guidelines like wearing masks and social distancing.