- Where have cases been reported?
- Where have deaths been reported?
- How many people have been vaccinated?
- How has the number of cases changed over time?
- How many people are in the hospital?
- How many people have recovered?
- What factors are affecting the data?
Graphs by County:
Where have cases been reported?
The first COVID-19-related death in Central Texas was reported March 27, 2020, in Travis County. Texas reports totals for two kinds of cases: confirmed and probable. A confirmed case is a person who has tested positive on a molecular test. A probable case is a person who has tested positive on an antigen test, or someone who has a combination of symptoms and known exposure to someone with COVID-19.
Where have deaths been reported?
Texas identifies COVID-19 deaths using the cause of death listed on death certificates. The total number of deaths does not include people who had COVID-19 but died from an unrelated cause. The first COVID-19-related death in Central Texas was reported March 27, 2020, in Travis County.
How many people have been vaccinated?
The first vaccines in Central Texas were administered on December 15, 2020, at Dell Medical School in Austin. DSHS only counts people aged 16 and older when determining the coverage rate. The map below shows the percentage of residents in each county that are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
KXAN is also keeping track of vaccination rates in each zip code across Central Texas. Click here to explore the data using our interactive map.
Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses for a person to be fully vaccinated. People who have taken one dose are considered partially vaccinated. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine only requires one dose, so people who take that vaccine are automatically considered fully vaccinated.
The chart below shows the number of vaccine doses administered each day across the KXAN viewing area.
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 February 1, 2021, when 3,618 new cases were added to the area total. On this day, several counties saw surges in case totals after DSHS reported ongoing “data entry and data cleaning efforts.”
The largest increase in deaths in a single day occurred on January 14 and January 20, 2021, when 34 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. The Austin MSA hit a peak of 619 COVID-19 hospitalizations on January 19, 2021. The chart below shows how the number of people hospitalized because of COVID-19 has changed throughout the pandemic.
How many people have recovered?
Texas uses a formula to estimate when people recover from COVID-19. DSHS estimates that 80 percent of cases do not require hospitalization and recover after 14 days. For the remaining 20 percent of cases, the state assumes they do require hospitalization and recover after 32 days. Both confirmed and probable cases are included when calculating recoveries and active cases.
What factors are affecting the data?
KXAN is also keeping track of various factors, anomalies and errors affecting the data. Click here for the full list.