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Coronavirus updates: Three more COVID-19 deaths in S.A. area

Gov. Greg Abbott extended school closures through May 4 as his original order was set to expire on Friday.  Abbott also issued a new order that extends social distancing guidelines to April 30 and defines essential services in line with what President Donald Trump announced two days ago.

Austin officials: 28 confirmed cases of COVID-19 after spring break trip to Mexico: The Austin Public Health Department is investigating a cluster of positive COVID-19 cases involving a large group of young adults returning from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. San Antonio News  About a week and a half ago, approximately 70 people in their 20's departed in a chartered plane for a spring break trip. Some of the group returned on separate commercial flights.  Austin Public Health said 28 young adults on the trip have tested positive for COVID-19 and dozens more are under public health investigation. Four of the confirmed cases did not present any symptoms. Austin Public Health and UT Health Austin and University Health Services have made contact with every spring breaker on board the plane using flight manifests from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The 28 confirmed cases are self-isolating at this time. Others are under quarantine while being monitored and tested. The Department of State Health Services has been notified.


Walmart to start checking temps of its employees before each shift during coronavirus pandemic: Walmart announced Tuesday in a news release that the company will begin to check the temperatures of its employees before each shift. The retail chain stated that any of its associates, who work in stores, clubs and facilities, with a temperature of 100 degrees will be paid for reporting to work and asked to return home and seek medical treatment if necessary. The associate will not be able to return to work until they are fever-free for at least three days.

Hays County reports two more cases of COVID-19: Hays County on  Monday reported two more positive COVID-19 cases, bringing its total to 24. Out of the 24 cases, six patients have recovered and 19 are believed to be from community spread, the county said in a news release.

Confirmed cases of coronavirus: The city's case count went from 157 Sunday to 168 Monday, and Bexar County reported its sixth COVID-19 related death, a man in his 50s.

Officials also said construction workers are outfitting an expo hall at Freeman Coliseum as a field hospital for a potential overflow of COVID-19 patients from area hospitals as the confirmed cases continue to climb.

Port A beach closed: Port Aransas Beach has temporarily closed  Press Release Distribution Services In San Antonio and is only open for exercising activities, city officials said. After Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales issued a "Stay at Home" order for the county, Port Aransas Mayor Charles Bujan provided restrictions for the city's beach, prohibiting all from socializing, sitting, camping, tailgating and fishing from March 26 until April 8.

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