News Notes: Austin’s top doctor implores people to stay home due to COVID-19 spike, other stories to know


AUSTIN (KXAN) — The top doctor in Austin-Travis County implored people to once again stay home as much as possible because the skyrocketing numbers of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are reaching a “critical phase. “

Dr. Mark Escott, the area’s interim health authority, also said during a briefing Wednesday that he asked for the federal government’s help to set up a temporary hospital in several weeks at the Austin Convention Center.

In a video lasting less than five minutes, Amanda Dugan and Will DuPree discuss these other stories in the latest KXAN Live News Notes:

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