Travis County exceeds 20,000 total coronavirus cases

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Travis Coounty added 235 new coronavirus cases July 29. (Community Impact staff)

Travis Coounty added 235 new coronavirus cases July 29. (Community Impact staff)

With 235 newly confirmed cases July 29, Travis County has exceeded 20,000 total cases over the course of the pandemic. Austin Public Health currently reports there have been 20,187 total cases in the county, with an estimated 17,691 recoveries.

APH also reported 37 new coronavirus-related hospital admissions in Greater Austin in the past day, bringing the seven-day moving average of daily admissions down to 41.3. If average daily admissions drop below 40, local authorities could downgrade the Austin MSA's coronavirus risk from Stage 4 to Stage 3.

In total, 371 COVID-19 patients are presently locally hospitalized, with 128 in intensive care units. 264 Travis County residents have died from the virus.
By Olivia Aldridge

Multi-Platform Journalist

Olivia hosts and produces Community Impact Newspaper's podcasts, The Austin Breakdown, The Houston Breakdown and The DFW Breakdown. She launched the podcasts after nearly three years as a reporter for the newspaper, covering public health, business, development and Travis County government for the Central Austin edition. Olivia worked as a reporter and producer for South Carolina Public Radio before moving to Texas.