Austin Public Health confirms 36 new coronavirus hospitalizations, 335 cases

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Here are Travis County's daily coronavirus updates. (Community Impact staff)

Here are Travis County's daily coronavirus updates. (Community Impact staff)

Hospitals in the Austin metropolitan area admitted 36 new coronavirus patients Aug. 3, just shy of the area's seven-day moving average of 37 daily admissions. This marks the fifth straight day of admissions number below the possible Stage 3 COVID-19 risk threshold of 40 average daily admissions. Austin Public Health still classifies the Austin-Travis County area's risk as Stage 4, however.


APH also confirmed 335 new coronavirus cases in Travis County Aug. 3, bringing the county's total over the course of the pandemic to 21,549. An estimated 19,266 of those cases have resulted in recovered, while 285 patients in the county have died.
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.



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