Three more people in Travis County died of coronavirus-related causes on Saturday, but good news can be found in the latest statistics released by Austin-Travis County health officials. .
The County recorded 122 new cases confirmed by the lab on Saturday out of a total of 22,602 known cases. That was the lowest number of reported cases since July 26, and just the second time since the July 4 weekend break, the number of reported cases dropped below 140.
A total of 298 people in Travis County have died of COVID-19, a disease caused by the coronavirus, since the beginning of the pandemic.
The total number of restorations is now 21,144.
The District on Saturday reported that 275 people are being treated at Austin area hospitals with COVID-19. In which, 96 people are receiving special care and 75 people are breathing machine.
Travis and other counties have received a highly appreciated announcement although they are expected to continue to help on Saturday from Governor Greg Abbott, who extended statewide disaster declarations on Saturday to respond deal with pandemic coronavirus. This order allows the state to continue to contribute to each county in the fight against the virus.
Abbott first released the statement on March 13 when a pandemic started hitting Texas and has renewed it monthly since then. At the time of his initial emergency report, there were fewer than 50 confirmed cases in the state, excluding military facilities. Currently, nearly 475,000 people are infected with the virus, according to state health officials Friday.
Renewing the statement “will give the community the resources they need to respond to COVID-19,” Abbott said in a statement.
“I call on Texans to stay vigilant in the fight against this virus,” Abbott said. “Everyone must do their part to slow the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a mask, practicing social distance and washing hands frequently and thoroughly. We will overcome this challenge by wearing a mask. work together.”