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Travis County reports record-breaking 506 new COVID-19 cases after days of all-time highs

Travis County reported a record number of COVID-19 cases again on Sunday: 506. The previous record was set the day before, when the county said it had 418 new cases.


Local health officials have said that though there has been an increase in the number of tests administered in recent weeks, that does not entirely account for the spike. Hospitalizations, for example, have also risen, with the seven-day rolling average more than doubling over the last two weeks.

Statewide numbers have also alarmed health officials, with 10 consecutive days of record hospitalizations.

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This month has been Austin's hottest June on record after 21 days of triple-degree heat, according to the National Weather Service.

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