What we know about the 21,947 total COVID-19 cases and 245 deaths in Central Texas

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — KXAN is keeping track of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, across Central Texas. Click here for statewide data.

CountyCasesDeathsRecoveredActive
Bastrop5907160423
Blanco641855
Burnet203355145
Caldwell550395452
Fayette128439*85
Gillespie532429
Hays3,328115962,721
Lampasas402020
Lee159817*134
Llano503119
Mason37352
Milam13319240
San Saba927
Travis13,1611599,8373,165
Williamson3,442461,037*2,357
Total21,94724512,0489,654

* The number of recovered cases in Fayette, Lee and Williamson Counties in the table above includes those that have been “lost to follow up,” meaning the local health department has not been able to confirm that they have indeed recovered. The counties are no longer considering those cases active.

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 1,126 new cases were added to the area total. The largest increase in deaths in a single day occurred on July 6, 7 and 8, when 13 new deaths were reported each day.

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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 July 8, 458 COVID-19 patients are currently hospitalized across the Austin MSA. That means 5.02 percent of active cases in the region currently require hospitalization. Of those, 149 are currently in the ICU, and 91 are on a ventilator.

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How many people have recovered?

As of July 8, at least 12,048 patients have recovered from COVID-19 across Central Texas. In Travis County, 9,837 patients have recovered from the virus. Williamson County has reported 1,037 recoveries (including cases considered “lost to follow up”), and Hays County has reported 596 recoveries. There are an estimated 9,654 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.”

NOTE: The graph below is specific to cases in Travis County.

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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 July 8, there are 245 deaths reported in the region. Travis County accounts for 159 of those. Williamson County has reported 48 deaths, and Hays County has 11 deaths related to COVID-19.

When were local cases first reported?

CountyFirst caseFirst death
BastropMarch 21April 6
BlancoMarch 23May 30
BurnetMarch 22May 28
CaldwellMarch 27June 17
FayetteMarch 20April 22
GillespieMarch 31No reported deaths
HaysMarch 14April 13
LampasasApril 3No reported deaths
LeeApril 1June 3
LlanoMarch 24No reported deaths
MasonApril 4No reported deaths
MilamMarch 20April 20
San SabaMay 16No reported deaths
TravisMarch 13March 27
WilliamsonMarch 18March 28

Travis County

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Williamson County

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Hays County

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Bastrop County

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Blanco County

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Burnet County

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Caldwell County

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Fayette County

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Gillespie County

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Lampasas County

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Lee County

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Llano County

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Mason County

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Milam County

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San Saba County

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