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.