Travis County adds 3,069 new coronavirus cases over past week

Travis County has added 3,069 new confirmed cases over the past week from July 6-12. (Community Impact Staff)
Travis County has added 3,069 new confirmed cases over the past week from July 6-12. (Community Impact Staff)

Travis County has added 3,069 new confirmed cases over the past week from July 6-12. (Community Impact Staff)

With Austin Public Health reporting 484 new coronavirus cases over the weekend, Travis County has added 3,069 new confirmed cases over the past week, from July 6-12.

The 166 new cases confirmed July 12 were the lowest single-day total of the week, while the 753 cases reported July 8 were the most ever reported in the county during the pandemic.


According to Austin Public Health, there have been 14,788 total cases in Travis County, with 169 deaths and 11,268 estimated recoveries.

The metropolitan area currently has 434 hospitalized COVID-19 patients, a slight drop from the county’s peak of 469 on July 7. The seven-day moving average of new hospitalizations has also fallen from 75.1 to 70.1 per day since July 8, according to Austin Public Health.


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