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Coronavirus updates in Central Texas: Tuesday stats tracker

Here are the latest COVID-19 updates in Central Texas for Tuesday, July 27.

AUSTIN, Texas — Editor's note: This blog is no longer being updated. Click here for Wednesday's blog.

KVUE is keeping you updated with the latest coronavirus and COVID-19 news in the Austin area. 

Scroll down for the top headlines and latest updates in KVUE's July 27 live blog.

COVID-19 numbers:

  • Texas: More than 2.6 million cases have been reported in the state, and more than 51,800 people in Texas have died, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.
  • Central Texas counties: 
    • Austin-Travis County: The seven-day moving average of new admissions is 42, and an average of 241 people are hospitalized. The seven-day moving average for new cases is 226. Since the beginning of the pandemic, at least 87,946 cases have been reported and at least 897 people have died. 
    • Hays County: There are currently 715 active cases and 31 people are currently hospitalized. Since the beginning of the pandemic, at least 20,056 confirmed cases have been reported and at least 266 people have died. At least 19,075 people have recovered from the virus.
    • Williamson County: There are 156 new cases, and 15% of hospital beds are available. Since the beginning of the pandemic, at least 42,010 cases have been reported in the county and at least 490 people have died.

For a look at COVID-19 data across all of the state's counties, click here.

Updates:

5:45 p.m. – Travis County reported 375 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Tuesday along with three more COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total to 87,946 cases and 897 deaths since the start of the pandemic. At least 85,233 people have recovered from the virus.

Travis County currently has 292 people hospitalized with COVID-19, with 103 in the ICU and 59 on ventilators.

5:15 p.m. – The Austin COVID-19 hospital admissions average is at 42 per day over the past week, including 60 on Monday.

Texas has 52% of its 12+ population fully vaccinated.

5:15 p.m. – One youth development coach at the Giddings State School tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday evening, the Texas Juvenile Justice Department said.

3:45 p.m. – A total of 12 cases of the delta variant have now been confirmed in Travis County as local health officials say they have begun discussions on mass casualty planning.

City of Austin Medical Director and Health Authority Dr. Desmar Walkes made the announcement in a virtual meeting with the Travis County Commissioners Court on Tuesday as COVID-19 cases continue a rapid spread, particularly among the unvaccinated younger populations.

According to Dr. Walkes, of the 690,000 people who are now fully vaccinated in the county since Jan. 1, just 623 (0.09%) have tested positive.

Austin currently remains in Stage 4 of its risk-based guidelines for COVID-19 response.

RELATED: 12 delta variant cases confirmed in Travis County as local health leaders begin discussions on mass casualty planning

3 p.m. – Texas reported 6,571 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, the most in a single day since March 2. The seven-day average is at 4,343 cases per day over the past week – up 75% from a week ago and up 473% from a month ago. There are 4,982 COVID-19 patients currently in Texas hospitals statewide – up 50% from a week ago and up 248% from a month ago.

There were 1,201 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Austin metro area on Tuesday (including Travis, Williamson, Hays and Bastrop counties), the most in a single day since Feb. 2. The seven-day average is at 444 cases per day over the past week – up 88% from a week ago and up 622% from a month ago. There are 319 COVID-19 patients in Austin-area hospitals, the most since March 1. There are 122 COVID-19 patients in Austin-area ICUs.

2:15 p.m. – Travis County has now launched a COVID-19 vaccine clinic calendar and map to help those interested in getting vaccinated near their homes. 

Anyone who needs a vaccine can find the calendar by visiting the Travis County COVID-19 page and clicking on the “Get Vaccinated” button. Below the calendar, there’s a “Find a COVID-19 Vaccine Near You” button that takes users to the vaccine locations map.

This week, there are more than 40 clinics throughout the county. No appointments are required. Availability varies. Currently, only the Pfizer vaccine is available to people aged 12-17. Parental consent is required for that range.

Here's a list of locations available Tuesday:

Dittmar Recreation Center (APH)

Barton Valley Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center (APH)

Little Walnut Creek Library (APH)

Southeast Library (APH)

Wu Chow/IBC Bank Plaza (APH)

Taqueria Guadalajara (APH)

JD’s Supermarket (Travis County)

JD’s Supermarket (Travis County)

JD’s Supermarket (Travis County)

JD’s Supermarket (Travis County)

Pan Am Hillside Summer Concert Series (Travis County)

Here's a list of locations available Wednesday:

Emancipet Del Valle (APH)

Givens Recreation Center (APH)

Terrazas Library (APH)

First Baptist Church (APH)

Rodriguez Elementary School (Travis County)

La Finca Supermercado (Travis County)

La Michoacana Meat Market (Travis County)

El Rancho Supermercado – Research (Travis County)

El Rancho Supermercado – Berkman (Travis County)

Here's a list of locations available Thursday:

Emancipet Garrison (APH)

Gardner Betts Juvenile Center (APH)

JD’s Supermarket (Travis County)

JD’s Supermarket (Travis County)

JD’s Supermarket (Travis County)

JD’s Supermarket (Travis County)

Webb Middle School (APH)

WATCH: Health leaders pushing for COVID-19 vaccination among younger Texans

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