Central Texas COVID-19 Update for July 8, 2020

Labor Day Weekend Covid 19


537 total cases have been confirmed within Bastrop County, six of which have resulted in a person’s death due to complications created by COVID-19. 159 cases are now considered to be recoveries. The City of Elgin, which currently has 131 confirmed cases, has consistently had the majority of cases among cities since the pandemic began. The City of Bastrop has 20 and the City of Smithville has 14. But it’s within the unincorporated areas of Bastrop County where the bulk of all cases continue to be found with 288 in total as of Wednesday morning.


The Caldwell County Office of Emergency Management reports 494 confirmed cases, and the vast majority of them remain active. The county says it still has 400 active cases, 92 recoveries, and two deaths. However, as hospital capacity continues to be a concern across Central Texas, Caldwell County only has one person in the hospital currently for coronavirus complications.


21 of Hays County’s hospital beds are being used for COVID-19 patients currently. Since March, only 69 of the 3243 confirmed cases have required any hospitalization. There have been ten deaths and 581 recoveries. Cities with the highest concentration of cases include San Marcos, Kyle, and Buda.


Travis County has reported only three more people hospitalized than were reported on Tuesday. In total, 469 coronavirus patients are in a hospital bed at the moment. There have been more than 12-thousand cases confirmed, 151 of which have resulted in death, but 9348 have recovered from the virus.


Williamson County has administered more than 20,000 COVID tests, and as of this morning there is a 31.6-percent positivity rate. 112 patients are currently hospitalized — a slight uptick from yesterday, and 27-percent of beds are free. 46 have died but 957 have recovered.

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