Travis County coronavirus indicators still hovering at upper end of Stage 4 risk

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Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in Travis County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in Travis County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Austin Public Health reported 657 new COVID-19 cases in Travis County on July 13. So far, local authorities have continued to classify Travis County's risk as Stage 4, although burgeoning case numbers and hospitalizations over the past few weeks have prompted conversations from city and county leaders about when a shift to Stage 5 risk could be warranted.

Currently, the seven-day moving average for hospitalizations in the Austin metro area is 69.4 per day, just short of the threshold that prompts possible Stage 5 consideration.


To date, Travis County has had 15,445 reported coronavirus cases, 11,862 estimated recoveries and 172 deaths. There are 459 individuals in the metro currently hospitalized with COVID-19, with 151 in intensive care and 86 ventilated, according to Austin Public Health.
By Olivia Aldridge

Reporter, Central Austin

Olivia joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in March 2019. She covers public health, business, development and Travis County government. A graduate of Presbyterian College in South Carolina, Olivia worked as a reporter and producer for South Carolina Public Radio before moving to Texas. Her work has appeared on NPR and in the New York Times.