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Coronavirus updates in Central Texas: Monday stats tracker

Here are the latest COVID-19 updates in Central Texas for Monday, July 26.

AUSTIN, Texas — Editor's note: This blog is no longer being updated. Click here for Tuesday's blog.

KVUE is keeping you updated with the latest coronavirus and COVID-19 news in the Austin area. 

Scroll down for the top headlines and latest updates in KVUE's July 26 live blog.

COVID-19 numbers:

  • Texas: More than 2.6 million cases have been reported in the state, and more than 51,800 people in Texas have died, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.
  • Central Texas counties: 
    • Austin-Travis County: The seven-day moving average of new admissions is 37, and an average of 227 people are hospitalized. The seven-day moving average for new cases is 213. Since the beginning of the pandemic, at least 87,571 cases have been reported and at least 894 people have died. 
    • Hays County: There are currently 715 active cases and 31 people are currently hospitalized. Since the beginning of the pandemic, at least 20,056 confirmed cases have been reported and at least 266 people have died. At least 19,075 people have recovered from the virus.
    • Williamson County: There are 109 new cases, and 15% of hospital beds are available. Since the beginning of the pandemic, at least 41,893 cases have been reported in the county and at least 489 people have died.

For a look at COVID-19 data across all of the state's counties, click here.


6 p.m. – Travis County reported 446 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the total to 85,109 cases and 894 deaths since the start of the pandemic. At least 85,109 people have recovered from the virus.

Travis County currently has 265 people hospitalized with COVID-19, with 95 in the ICU and 48 on ventilators.

4:45 p.m. – Hays County reported 260 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Monday along with 25 new hospitalizations and four new hospital discharges. There are 110 additional people considered recovered.

10:30 a.m. – The Travis County Sheriff's Office reported three new COVID-19 cases among the inmate population and 12 new cases among TCSO  employees (Law Enforcement, Corrections and Administration Bureaus). 

6:45 a.m. – Austin ISD leaders will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. to discuss options for the fall. The school board will discuss COVID-19 data, safety protocols and protection measures. 

District leaders also say they're looking into how they can offer virtual learning options within Gov. Greg Abbott's constraints. The district plans to release more information on that by Aug. 2. However, regardless of the governor's ban on mask mandates, AISD is strongly encouraging everyone to wear masks.

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