City officials urge continued efforts to stop COVID-19 spread

By Mix 94.7

AUSTIN ( -- City and county officials continue to emphasize the importance of following the area's "Stay Home, Work Safe" order and stopping the spread of COVID-19, as new model data from the University of Texas shows what could happen to the area's hospitals if the disease continues to spread.

The UT research, which was developed using a pandemic-planning tool, projects possible scenarios based on percentage reduction of social contacts. The model demonstrates a relationship between social distancing and cumulative COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths and that without stringent social distancing, COVID-19 may overwhelm hospital capacities in the Austin metropolitan area by this summer. More on