Travis County sees 4 new COVID-19 deaths June 29

Travis County reported an additional 508 coronavirus cases June 29. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Travis County reported an additional 508 coronavirus cases June 29. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Travis County reported an additional 508 coronavirus cases June 29. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

After a weekend when Austin Public Health reported 1,364 new coronavirus cases in Travis County, the department has reported an additional 508 cases June 29. Austin Public Health also reported four new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing the total in the county to 121 since the pandemic began in March.

Averaging 394 cases per day over the past week, Travis County is on pace to surpass 10,000 total cases later this week. There have been a total of 8,969 cases in the county as of June 29, with 6,117 estimated recoveries.


The metropolitan area also admitted 48 new coronavirus patients June 29, and current hospitalizations stand at 386, according to the county.

Due to the surge in new cases over the past month, Travis County has announced the closure of all park system spaces and facilities from July 2 at 8 p.m. until July 7 at 8 a.m. to help prevent the coronavirus's spread over the upcoming holiday weekend. County Judge Sam Biscoe also urged all local governments to cancel public events and close public spaces over the Fourth of July.
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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