Coronavirus cases in Travis County climb to 1,174 with 66 new cases April 20

Residents walk in downtown Austin on April 16. (Nicholas Cicale/Community impact Newspaper)
Residents walk in downtown Austin on April 16. (Nicholas Cicale/Community impact Newspaper)

Residents walk in downtown Austin on April 16. (Nicholas Cicale/Community impact Newspaper)

After two consecutive days in which Travis County saw less than 20 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus, April 20 saw 66 new cases, a return to what had been expected prior to the weekend.

Travis County has seen a total of 1,174 cases since the coronavirus pandemic reached Central Texas on March 13. A total of 26 of those patients have died in that time.


According to Austin and Travis County health officials, 293 local patients have recovered since the outbreak began, meaning there are 881 known active cases in the county.

After announcing three executive orders to gradually reopen aspects of the state, Gov. Greg Abbott reopened most state park and historical sites April 20. Social distancing and face mask restrictions remain in place for park visitors.

Locally in Travis County, after a successful first week in which CommUnityCare opened drive-up testing sites, the nonprofit over the weekend announced it would open six additional rotating testing locations. Testing will be available in the near future in Manor, Colony Park, Austin’s Colony and Hornsby Bend, Del Valle, Pflugerville and Dove Springs.


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