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COVID-19 cases: 112 active, 1,723 recovered

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    This graph, released on Tuesday, October 6, shows the daily number of COVID-19 cases over the last two months. Image courtesy of Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management
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    As of Tuesday afternoon, 1,865 cases have been reported in Bastrop County. View the dashboard at www.co.bastrop.tx.us/page/em.coronavirus.

As of Monday afternoon, Bastrop County has confirmed a total of 1,865 positive cases of COVID-19, according to the county’s dashboard.

So far, 1,723 people have recovered from the illness in Bastrop County, leaving 112 active cases.

At the same time last week, the county’s total number of cases was 1,818, with 1,637 recoveries and 152 active cases.

The dashboard reports one more COVID-19 fatality, bringing the number of deaths in Bastrop County due to the illness to 30.

According to the Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management’s weekly update last Tuesday, the county’s two community testing sites in Bastrop and Elgin performed 171 between September 22 and September 28. The positivity rate for tests conducted at these sites increased to 12.34% for that period.

“Please ensure that we continue to do our part to keep these numbers down by wearing a mask, practicing social distancing, and washing our hands often,” last week’s post said.

For more information about receiving a test at one of these county testing sites, visit www.bastropcountycovid19.org or call 512-972-5560.

For the latest update, posted each Tuesday, visit @BastropCountyOEM on Facebook.

According to the City of Austin’s COVID-19 dashboard, found at www.austintexas. gov/covid19, the portion of the 78621 zip code in Travis County has reported 205 cases.

The City of Austin dashboard also includes information about hospitalized patients in the five-county Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), in addition to the case numbers for Austin and Travis County. The MSA includes Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson County.

As of Monday afternoon, the MSA has 75 inpatients in the region’s hospitals, with 27 patients in the intensive care units (ICU) and 14 ventilators in use.

Last week, 84 people were in the hospital as inpatients due to COVID-19, 24 patients were in the ICU and 16 ventilators were in use.

In May, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) began gathering and reporting data from nursing homes about the number of confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19 in residents and staff. As of Monday, data was available through the week ending on September 20 at data.cms.gov.

Since August 2, the Elgin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has reported no new confirmed COVID-19 cases or deaths among residents or staff members. A total of 36 residents and 17 staff members have been confirmed with COVID-19 over the 17 weeks of data reported so far, and six residents have died due to the virus.

In early September, Elgin ISD launched a school district dashboard of daily reported COVID-19 cases by campus, found online at www.elginisd.net/Page/6358. As of Monday afternoon, no cases have been reported so far in October. Three cases were reported in August, and three cases were reported in September, all among staff members. In both months, one case was at Elgin Elementary School and two cases were at Elgin High School, Phoenix High School or Early College High School.