DATA: Lake Travis-Westlake region reports 618 confirmed COVID-19 cases

Austin Public Health reported 482 new coronavirus cases in Travis County on July 7, bringing the total to 12,408. (Courtesy Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Austin Public Health reported 482 new coronavirus cases in Travis County on July 7, bringing the total to 12,408. (Courtesy Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Austin Public Health reported 482 new coronavirus cases in Travis County on July 7, bringing the total to 12,408. (Courtesy Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Austin Public Health reported 482 new coronavirus cases in Travis County on July 7, bringing the total to 12,408. Of that, there have been 9,348 recovered cases and 151 fatalities.

Active cases in all of Travis County are estimated at approximately 2,909 based on the reported number of recoveries and fatalities. Austin Public Health does not report active cases per ZIP code.

There are 469 hospitalizations in the metropolitan statistical area of Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop and Caldwell counties, 89 of which are on ventilators. The MSA’s intensive care units are holding 148 individuals, according to Austin Public Health officials.

Of the 12,408 cases, 618 originate from the Lake Travis-Weslake area, which encompasses nine ZIP codes in western Travis County.

Among the nine ZIP codes, the 78746 area of West Lake Hills has consistently reported the highest number of cases. The total number of cases reached 158 as of July 7.


The 78735 ZIP code, which includes the Lost Creek area, has reported a total of 113 cases. The Lakeway area has seen a total of 93 confirmed cases.
By Amy Rae Dadamo
Amy Rae Dadamo is the reporter for Lake Travis-Westlake, where her work focuses on city government and education. Originally from New Jersey, Amy Rae relocated to Austin after graduating from Ramapo College of New Jersey in May 2019.


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