Austin and Travis County health authorities on Tuesday said five more people in the area have died because of coronavirus-related complications, bringing the total to 412.
County officials on Tuesday also reported 185 new cases of the coronavirus. A total of 27,961 people have tested positive for the coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic.
Officials said they now estimate that 26,829 people have recovered from COVID-19, adding that 86 people who have tested positive for the coronavirus are currently in Austin-area hospitals. Officials on Tuesday said 11 more people have been hospitalized with COVID-19.
The weekly average positivity rate as of Sept. 11 was 4.8%, according to county officials.
Of those who are hospitalized 33 were in ICU and 18 were on ventilators on Tuesday.
Of those who tested positive so far this pandemic, 49% were Hispanic, according to recent Austin data. Non-Hispanic whites made up about 30% of cases, 7% are Black and 2% are Asian.
Austin public health officials on Tuesday told county commissioners that they are seeing an alarming rise in the number of high school students who are testing positive for the coronavirus.
Local health officials have also launched a new online coronavirus dashboard with data related to long-term care facilities, including those from nursing homes, assisted living facilities and intermediate care facilities.
The American-Statesman reported earlier this month that many people who are diagnosed with COVID-19 in Central Texas nursing homes were not being hospitalized.
Officials said the new dashboard will be updated each week on Friday, and included information on coronavirus-related cases among residents and staff members of long-term care facilities in Central Texas.
According to data published Monday, a total of 1,558 people in Central Texas long-term care facilities have tested positive for the coronavirus, and 156 people have died from COVID-19.
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