Travis County adds 278 new coronavirus cases July 30

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Here are the daily COVID-19 updates for Travis County. (Community Impact staff)

Here are the daily COVID-19 updates for Travis County. (Community Impact staff)

Austin Public Health confirmed 278 new coronavirus cases in Travis County on July 30, bringing the county's total over the course of the pandemic to 20,465. An estimated 18,044 have recovered from the virus.

Additionally, 46 new COVID-19 patients were admitted to hospitals in the Austin Metropolitan Area. The seven-day moving average of daily admissions has dipped to 39.9, which puts the local area into consideration for a downgrade to Stage 3 risk. However, officials currently still classify Austin's risk as Stage 4.

As of July 30, 355 Austin MSA residents are hospitalized with COVID-19, with 131 of them in intensive care units. 266 Travis County residents have died from the illness, including two in the past day.
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.