AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Public Health identified the first “probable human case” of West Nile Virus in Travis County for 2020.
Health officials said this is the first time in two years they found mosquitoes carrying the virus in the county. APH announced Wednesday the virus was found in an adult who lives in the northern part of the county.
In a video lasting less than five minutes, Amanda Dugan and Will DuPree discuss the following stories in the latest KXAN Live News Notes:
- Austin Public Health is looking into COVID-19 antigen testing, which is quicker than what it’s currently using.
- Texas reported its deadliest day yet in the pandemic when the state reported the deaths of 313 people from COVID-19 Wednesday.
- The Austin City Council will host another round of public comment Thursday on the city’s proposed budget, as new polls show people’s differing views about funding for the police department.