Over 3.2 Million COVID-19 Cases Have Been Reported in Texas, with 60,000 Deaths
As per the Texas Department of State Health Services, more than 3.2 million COVID-19 cases have been documented in Texas, with over 60, 000 deaths as of Friday. As per world meter data, the total number of infections in Texas is 3,925,385 persons, with 62,046 people dying from COVID-19.
The seven-day moving average for recent hospital admissions in Austin-Travis County is 52, with 518 patients hospitalized, while the seven-day moving average for new cases is 349. More than 112,089 COVID-19 cases have been reported in the county since the outbreak began, with 1,050 persons dying.
Meanwhile, there are 1,788 active cases in Hays County, with 55 people now hospitalized. Since the outbreak began, there have been approximately 27,573 cases reported, with at least 347 deaths. The infection has now been recovered by 25,438 persons.
349 new instances have been reported in Williamson County. There are just 13% of hospital beds and 2% of ICU beds available. Since the pandemic began, there have been over 59,126 documented cases and 595 reported deaths.
For the school year 2021-2022, the overall number of positive student cases in Texas Public Schools is 126,467, up from 60, 527 on Aug. 29. The total number of positive staff cases has increased to 24,476 from 14,377 on August 29.
Beginning Sept. 20, children living in the same household as someone who has tested positive for the virus will be asked to quarantine and may not be able to return to school within 10 days after the latest exposure date in Lake Travis ISD.
Staff who have had close contact with a positive person will be allowed to remain on campus as long as they are asymptomatic and participate in the district’s periodic quick testing program. If a member of staff develops symptoms or tests positive, they will be requested to leave campus until the re-entry criteria are met.