The University of Texas students who traveled to Mexico over spring break and tested positive for COVID-19 when they returned may all donate plasma to help those in Austin who are hospitalized as a result of the virus, Austin-Travis County Interim Health Authority Dr. Mark Escott said yesterday.


"Now we have the opportunity to transition those individuals who have recovered into plasma donors. We have 49 individuals in the ICU, and that means 49 individuals who may benefit from plasma treatment," Dr. Escott said. "We're hoping that this will prove to be successful in treating these critically ill individuals."

Local officials hope to identify hundreds more plasma donors in the coming weeks.

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Austin FC is one seat closer to opening the doors to its new stadium for the 2021 Major League Soccer season.

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The parent company of the Austin American-Statesman is reportedly asking some employees to accept voluntary buyouts.

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About 50,000 Austin-area users have already downloaded Citizen, a smartphone app that reports real-time police and emergency medical threats. Austin is already one of Citizen's most popular cities since the company soft-launched here late last year.

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