First Travis County resident dies from coronavirus

Austin Public Health officials confirmed the first death from the coronavirus in Travis County on March 27. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Austin Public Health officials confirmed the first death from the coronavirus in Travis County on March 27. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Austin Public Health officials confirmed the first death from the coronavirus in Travis County on March 27. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The first death from the coronavirus occurred in Travis County on March 26, according to Austin Public Health officials.

APH confirmed the death on March 27. According the woman who died from the disease was in her 70s and had significant underlying health issues. In a media release, APH said no other information about the woman will be released at this time.

“We send our most sincere condolences to the patient’s family and friends,” Austin Public Health Director Stephanie Hayden said in the release. “Everyone must continue to do their part to protect our community and our loved ones.”

According to the latest numbers from local health officials, there have been 137 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Travis County as of March 25. That number is up from just 23 a week before, on March 18.

The majority of those individuals with confirmed cases—53%—are residents between ages 20-39.


According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, 80% of U.S. deaths from coronavirus have occurred in individuals over age 65.

According to CDC numbers March 27, there have been more than 85,000 cases of and 1,246 deaths from the infectious disease in the U.S.