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There are cases in each of the state’s five largest urban areas, though the virus has now also appeared in counties spanning from East Texas to the Gulf Coast. Officials expect statewide testing capacity to increase soon. Full Story
Demand for airline travel rebounded quickly after outbreaks of swine flu, SARS and MERS. But the new coronavirus, so far, is less predictable. And it’s not clear when airlines can expect to recover after Trump's European travel ban takes effect. Full Story
After the Ebola outbreak, a task force recommended stockpiling protective gear and expanding state powers to deal with infectious diseases. "Tinfoil hats" opposed to big government killed a bill that would have done it, its sponsor says. Full Story
Two of those positive tests came from people living outside Travis County. Austin health officials said none of the cases are believed to be the result of community spread. UT-Austin's president also said he is self-quarantining after his wife tested positive. Full Story