County emergency official: “Mask up, get vaccinated” Posted in: NewsCOVID-19 Amid an increase of COVID-19 cases due to the highly-transmissible delta variant of the virus, Bastrop County deputy emergency director Christine Files gave an update on the pandemic’s effect locally during Monday’s regular meeting of the Bastrop County Commissioners Court. The delta variant of the COVID-19 virus is very effective at being transmitted, Files said. As of Monday morning, there were 1,030 active cases of COVID-19, which is comparable to the surge in July of 2020. For comparison, at the end of July 2020, the number of estimated active cases in Bastrop County was 521 with a total of 1,195 confirmed ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!