The number of confirmed coronavirus recoveries in the county increased by 38, reaching 331 total recoveries by formerly infected patients.
Also today, Mark Escott, Austin-Travis County’s interim health authority, said that he believes local residents may need to practice social distancing and wear face coverings for the next year. Escott said efforts to reopen aspects of Texas this week should not be taken as any indication that the community is over the coronavirus.
Escott's remarks come the same day that Gov. Greg Abbott commented that the spread of the virus is beginning to level off in Texas.
“The good news is that Texas is prepared to be taking very positive steps toward opening up our state,” Abbott said at a news conference April 21.