How many cases are there in Central Texas?
The area’s first cases of COVID-19 were reported March 13 in Travis County. As of September 24, there are 49,443 reported cases in Central Texas.
How has the number of cases changed over time?
KXAN is keeping track of the daily increase in COVID-19 cases across Central Texas. The highest daily jump occurred on July 8, when 1,263 new cases were added to the area total. The largest increase in deaths in a single day occurred on August 13, when 20 new deaths were reported.
How many people are in the hospital?
Austin Public Health reports hospitalization data for the Austin Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which comprises of Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson Counties.
As of September 24, 89 COVID-19 patients are currently hospitalized across the Austin MSA. That means 3.14 percent of active cases in the region currently require hospitalization. Of those, 30 are currently in the ICU, and 17 are on a ventilator.
How many people have recovered?
As of September 24, at least 45,436 patients have recovered from COVID-19 across Central Texas. In Travis County, 27,768 patients have recovered from the virus. Williamson County has reported 8,202 recoveries, and Hays County has reported 4,201 recoveries. There are an estimated 3,252 active cases across the region.
Austin Public Health changed the way it reports recovered cases on June 4, to better align with state reporting. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) estimates how many cases have recovered, based on assumptions related to hospitalization rates and recovery times.
APH was previously reporting recovered cases after investigating each case individually. “Case investigation requires extensive and time-consuming work and also results in a lag in data and an untimely representation of recovered patients,” APH said. “With the new recovery estimate, the formula allows for a more accurate recovered number for our community.”
The Williamson County & Cities Health District made the same change on July 13.
NOTE: The graph below is specific to cases in Travis County.
Where have cases been reported?
Reported Cases in Central Texas
Hover or tap the counties below to see the known patient count. Mobile users can zoom in and move the map using two-finger touch.
How many people have died?
The first COVID-19-related death in Central Texas was reported March 27 in Travis County. As of September 24, there are 755 deaths reported in the region. Travis County accounts for 417 of those. Williamson County has reported 143 deaths, and Hays County has 54 deaths related to COVID-19.
When were local cases first reported?
|County||First case||First death|
|Bastrop||March 21||April 6|
|Blanco||March 23||May 30|
|Burnet||March 22||May 28|
|Caldwell||March 27||June 7|
|Fayette||March 20||April 22|
|Gillespie||March 31||June 21|
|Hays||March 14||April 13|
|Lampasas||April 3||July 28|
|Lee||April 1||June 1|
|Llano||March 24||July 16|
|Mason||April 4||August 29|
|Milam||March 20||April 20|
|San Saba||May 16||No reported deaths|
|Travis||March 13||March 27|
|Williamson||March 18||March 28|