Despite drop in hospital admissions, Travis County adds 4,039 new COVID-19 cases over past 7 days

See how COVID-19 continues to impact Travis County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
See how COVID-19 continues to impact Travis County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

See how COVID-19 continues to impact Travis County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Travis County added 4,039 new COVID-19 cases the week of Jan. 19-Jan. 25, according to data provided by Austin Public Health.

The seven-day moving average for new hospital admissions Jan. 25 stood at 81.4 individuals, down from 87.8 on Jan. 19. Currently, 577 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19 across the metropolitan area, according to APH.


Overall, Travis County has reported 65,507 confirmed COVID-19 cases since the onset of the pandemic in March. An estimated 631 individuals have died in the county due to COVID-19, and 59,475 estimated individuals have recovered. There are an estimated 5,401 active cases in Travis County.

The following 10 ZIP codes have reported the most COVID-19 cases out of Travis County’s more than 60 ZIP codes:

  • 78660: 6,413

  • 78753: 3,564

  • 78758: 3052

  • 78741: 3,378

  • 78744: 4099

  • 78745: 2,912

  • 78748: 2,625

  • 78704: 2,421

  • 78724: 2,200

  • 78653: 2,124


The 32,788 total cases within the 10 ZIP codes make up 50.05% of all cases in the county.

For more information, such as gender and age breakdowns, visit the county's virtual dashboard.
By Nicholas Cicale
Nick has been with Community Impact Newspaper since 2016, working with the Lake Travis-Westlake and Southwest Austin-Dripping Springs editions. He previously worked as a reporter in Minnesota and earned a degree from Florida State University.


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