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After weeks of sustained decline, the Austin area is seeing a slight increase in the number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases, which local health authorities attributed to spread among older children and young adults.

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Nearly one hundred UT Austin students tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the first at-home game of the season on Saturday.

Nearly 100 University of Texas at Austin students tested positive for COVID-19 when trying to gain entry to the Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Saturday for the Texas Longhorns' first home game of the season.

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UT-Austin students who purchase "The Big Ticket" must take a COVID-19 test on Friday and test negative before they can attend Saturday's football season opener against the University of Texas at El Paso.

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Officials at the University of Texas at Austin said Wednesday night that students with football season tickets will be required to take a COVID-19 test on Friday and test negative before they can attend Saturday's season opener against the University of Texas at El Paso.

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UT Austin confirmed three COVID clusters on West Campus, with approximately 100 cases among them, on Thursday morning.

The University of Texas at Austin reported three COVID-19 clusters in West Campus with approximately 100 total cases on Thursday morning. The university declined to include specific location details in their announcement, citing federal and state privacy laws.

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After Memorial Day festivities were attributed as a cause of the surge in COVID-19 cases earlier this summer, Austin health officials warned residents against gathering this Labor Day.

Despite recent progress, including a declining positivity rate among COVID-19 tests, local officials warned Austinites that the region could quickly reverse course if precautions are not upheld over the weekend and as students continue their return to school.

"Labor Day weekend is not the time to crowd bars, to have barbecues and to gather with family," Austin-Travis County Interim Health Authority Dr. Mark Escott said Friday. "Now is the time to stay the course because if we change our behaviors, three weeks from now we could be back where we were in June and July with increased cases and uncontrollable spread."

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The University of Texas at Austin reported 72 COVID cases among students on Wednesday.

The University of Texas at Austin reported 42 new COVID-19 cases among students on Wednesday, bringing its total caseload to 72 since classes began last week.

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Two University of Texas at Austin dorm residents tested positive for COVID-19.

Two students living in on-campus residence halls have tested positive for COVID-19, a University of Texas at Austin spokesperson confirmed Monday.

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UT started classes Wednesday for the fall semester.

With University of Texas at Austin classes beginning Wednesday, students' concerns for their safety were exacerbated when a photo and video circulated showing members of UT Greek life gathering off campus without masks or following social distancing guidelines.

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