Travis County confirms 232 new COVID-19 cases as Austin Public Health widens access to testing

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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 confirmed 232 new coronavirus cases in Travis County on Aug. 6. Additionally, Dr. Mark Escott, the Austin-Travis County interim health authority, announced individuals without visible symptoms will once again have access to testing through APH's online testing portal. Public testing had been restricted to symptomatic individuals since early July.

Other statistics updated by APH on Aug. 6 include 31 new COVID-19 admissions to Austin-area hospitals and a seven-day moving average for daily admissions of 36.


In all, 22,256 Travis County residents have had the virus with an estimated 20,525 recoveries, and 288 residents have died from COVID-19.
By Olivia Aldridge
Olivia is the reporter for Community Impact's Central Austin edition. A graduate of Presbyterian College in upstate South Carolina, Olivia was a reporter and producer at South Carolina Public Radio before joining Community Impact in Austin.


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