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COVID-19 cases: 233 active, 1,192 recovered

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    This graph shows the daily number of COVID-19 cases since the beginning of July through last week. Image courtesy of Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management
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    As of Tuesday morning, 1,452 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 1,452 positive cases of COVID-19, according to the county’s dashboard. 

So far, 1,192 people have recovered from the illness in Bastrop County, leaving 233 active cases. 

At the same time last week, the county’s total number of cases was 1,365, with 1,065 recoveries and 277 active cases.

There were no additional COVID-19 fatalities last week that Bastrop County officials were able to confirm lived at a county address, according to the Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) weekly update released on Friday. Bastrop County’s dashboard reports 17 total deaths due to COVID-19, while the Texas Department of State Health Services dashboard reports 23 fatalities in Bastrop County.

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 180 cases.

Last week, the county’s community testing sites completed 160 tests, according to the OEM update. Since July 7, the testing sites have tested and returned results on 1,879 people; 252 of those tests turned out positive for COVID-19, resulting in a positivity rate at the county testing sites of 13.41%.

To see if you qualify for a free test at one of the testing sites, visit www.bastropcountycovid19.org or call 512-972-5560.

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 234 inpatients in the region’s hospitals, with 83 patients in the intensive care units (ICU) and 54 ventilators in use.

Last week, 307 people were in the hospital as inpatients due to COVID-19, 119 patients were in the ICU and 81 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 August 2 at data.cms.gov. 

At that time, the Elgin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has reported no new COVID-19 cases among residents or staff, as well as no new resident deaths attributed to COVID-19. A total of 36 residents and 17 staff members have been confirmed with COVID-19 over the 11 weeks of data reported so far, and six residents have died due to the virus.