Travis County adds 597 new coronavirus cases July 1

There have been more than 10,000 total coronavirus cases in Travis County as of July 1. (Community Impact Staff)
There have been more than 10,000 total coronavirus cases in Travis County as of July 1. (Community Impact Staff)

There have been more than 10,000 total coronavirus cases in Travis County as of July 1. (Community Impact Staff)

Travis County has officially surpassed 10,000 total coronavirus cases, with 597 new cases reported by Austin Public Health on July 1.

There have been 128 coronavirus-related deaths in the county, and there have been 7,097 estimated recoveries out of the 10,124 total confirmed cases in the county.


The seven-day moving average for daily new hospitalizations is currently 55.1, while 376 individuals in the Austin metropolitan area are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, according to Austin Public Health.


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