More coronavirus clusters being tracked as cases increase by 58 in Travis County on May 19

Austin is monitoring 25 other possible coronavirus clusters at local businesses or construction sites as of May 19. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin is monitoring 25 other possible coronavirus clusters at local businesses or construction sites as of May 19. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)

Austin is monitoring 25 other possible coronavirus clusters at local businesses or construction sites as of May 19. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)

A reported 58 new coronavirus cases in Travis County brought the total in the county to 2,595 on May 19. With 81 reported deaths in the county and 915 recoveries, there are an estimated 1,599 active cases.

According to Austin Public Health, the city is currently tracking coronavirus clusters—a location with at least three cases—at 17 long-term care facilities, including 10 in Southwest Austin, six in Northwest Austin and one in Southeast Austin. In addition, Austin is monitoring 25 other possible clusters at local businesses or construction sites where positive reports have been noted.


Since May 4, the total number of coronavirus patients actively hospitalized in facilities in metropolitan area has fluctuated between 85 and 98 people, with 90 such cases in hospitals currently.
By Nicholas Cicale
Nick has been with Community Impact Newspaper since 2016, working with the Lake Travis-Westlake and Southwest Austin-Dripping Springs editions. He previously worked as a reporter in Minnesota and earned a degree from Florida State University.


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