Readers might have missed the following five coronavirus-related stories.
Pregnancies won't stop in a pandemic, but growing precautions leave expecting mothers uncertain and anxious
As the highly contagious coronavirus tightens its grip on Austin, the United States and much of the world, inevitable human events such as pregnancy and childbirth are having to proceed and adapt in the new, cautious and socially distanced reality.
Williamson County recommends residents start using face coverings
Williamson County is encouraging all county residents to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations to wear face coverings when they are out in public, according to an April 6 news release.
Williamson County predicts 100,000 sick, deaths in the hundreds during coronavirus pandemic
Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell informed the commissioners court April 7 that the county predicts it will see 100,000 confirmed cases during the course of the coronavirus pandemic with deaths in the hundreds, according to county projection models.
5 new coronavirus patients reported in Comal County, largest single-day increase so far
Comal County announced April 7 that five new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed, bringing the county's total to 27.
It was the largest single-day increase in cases so far. Two of the new patients are hospitalized in New Braunfels, which is also a first.
Austin health officials are tracking 8 clusters of confirmed coronavirus cases
Travis County has 554 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and seven deaths, as of April 7. Health officials told City Council on April 7 they were aware of and tracking eight clusters of confirmed cases in the community.
Christopher Neely, Warren Brown and Ali Linan contributed to this report.