As of Aug. 11, 76 patients are hospitalized, 30 are in intensive care and 18 are on a ventilator. The WCCHD also reported 25% of hospital beds, 23% of ICU beds and 75% of ventilators are available.
The county also reported two additional deaths. The total is now 95.
On July 29, the county announced the Texas Department of State Health Services is now using death certificates instead of local health district reports to count COVID-19 fatalities. According to the county, this standardizes death reporting across the state, but it does leave a lag, as death certificates can take up to three months to be issued.
Of the total cases reported, 5,637 have recovered, or 80.4%, and there an estimated 1,279 active cases. The current seven-day rolling positivity rate, or the rate which tests return positive, is 8.25%, which continues to decrease since it peaked in late June and early July, data shows.
Recoveries are not reported to the state’s contact tracing and data system; therefore, recovery information is not absolute and is to be used for estimating purposes only, according to the WCCHD website. No trends or other inferences should be drawn from this data, as the numbers posted represent a point-in-time snapshot and may fluctuate throughout the day, it said.
Here is an update on total cases in the cities of residence including probable cases, according to the WCCHD.
- Austin: 425
- Cedar Park: 739
- Georgetown: 1,197
- Hutto: 483
- Leander: 361
- Round Rock: 2,194
- Other: 842
If the WCCHD is unable to confirm the city of residence after three attempts, the case is deemed “lost to follow-up” and is not included in the above count, officials said.
Officials said the county is not legally able to release the specific counts in cities with fewer than 20,000 residents. For more information, such as gender and age breakdowns, visit the county's dashboard.