AUSTIN (KXAN) — For the first time since June, the average positivity rate for COVID-19 tests in Texas dipped below 10%.
Gov. Greg Abbott previously said the state would need to fall below that threshold before talking about reopening certain businesses, like bars. He is expected to discuss reopening plans at some point next week.
In a video lasting less than five minutes, Will DuPree and Amanda Dugan discuss the state’s latest case numbers as well as the following stories in KXAN Live News Notes:
- The Austin City Council will vote on a step to ensure new routes for Project Connect don’t kick anyone out of their homes. They say this will also fight gentrification.
- Austin becomes the 11th city in the country to hit the mark of having a population of 1 million people.
- A new tool is available only in Austin that helps people lock in their parking spot downtown.