Travis County sees 75 new coronavirus cases confirmed April 28

Here is the latest COVID-19 case count update for Travis County. (Community Impact staff)
Here is the latest COVID-19 case count update for Travis County. (Community Impact staff)

Here is the latest COVID-19 case count update for Travis County. (Community Impact staff)

Austin-Travis County health officials confirmed 75 new coronavirus cases April 28, bringing the county total to 1,539. There were no new confirmed deaths from the coronavirus reported, staying at 42.

The number of coronavirus recoveries in the county has surpassed 400, with a total of 406 individuals reporting they have completely recovered.


At a special Austin City Council meeting April 28, Austin Mayor Steve Adler said that he was concerned that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s decision to begin reopening many businesses May 1 could be too hasty.

“I’m concerned, personally, that the governor has done this a little bit too early. I am concerned that he may have gone too far,” Adler said. “I am really concerned when the governor suggests that we'll know in a couple of weeks how the new policies work because we won't. If there's one thing I've learned, it's that this is a trailing thing, and it will be probably four weeks until [we] know.”

On April 27, Austin ISD discussed the financial impact of the coronavirus on the current year’s budget. As of April 27, AISD reported that it has seen $7.6 million in unexpected expenses, including costs of remote learning and new technologies.
By Nicholas Cicale
Nick has been with Community Impact Newspaper since 2016, working with the Lake Travis-Westlake and Southwest Austin-Dripping Springs editions. He previously worked as a reporter in Minnesota and earned a degree from Florida State University.


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