AUSTIN, Texas - Austin Public Health is holding its weekly news briefing to provide an update on the latest COVID-19 numbers as Austin-Travis County remains in Stage 4 of the COVID-19 chart.
The briefing is set to begin at around 10 a.m. It will be streamed online and on the FOX 7 Austin Facebook page.
The seven-day average of new hospitalizations is at about 37 and Austin Mayor Steve Adler says APH and hospitals are evaluating the risk and monitoring the data with the goal to get below five percent of infections across the area.
Officials say the lower our numbers go, the more likely schools and businesses can reopen and stay open. But officials stress that everyone has to do their part to slow the spread of the virus.
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