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Texas, Travis coronavirus update: Austin area breaks record for hospitalizations average – Austin American-Statesman

Austin-Travis County health officials on Thursday reported that 427 more people in the area tested positive for the coronavirus.

Here’s the Jan. 4, 2021, update on the coronavirus pandemic in Texas and Travis County:

  • The 7-day moving average for new hospitalizations in Travis County on Monday reached a record-high of 77 on Monday. The old record was on July 8, when the average was 75. The number is one of the indicators local officials look at when considering health guidelines and restrictions in the county. 
  • Travis County was just one new COVID-19 case shy of tying July 8th’s record high of new cases per day. Health officials on Monday reported 752 new cases. 
  • State data on Monday continued to show a wide gap between coronavirus vaccines distributed to health care providers and doses administered, but state officials say the discrepancy is due to reporting delays.  

      Texas: 

      • New deaths: 52
      • Total deaths since start of the pandemic: 1,598,713
      • New confirmed cases: 15,976
      • New probable cases: 1,963
      • Total cases since start of the pandemic: 27,969
      • Current hospitalizations: 12,961
      • Doses received by vaccine providers: 793,625
      • People vaccinated with at least one dose: 414,211

      Travis County: 

      • New deaths since Jan. 2, 2021: 4
      • Total deaths since start of the pandemic: 554
      • New cases: 752
      • Total cases since start of the pandemic: 52,708
      • New hospital admissions: 84
      • Current hospitalizations: 552
      • Patients in intensive care: 156
      • Patients on ventilators: 91
      • 7-day average for new hospitalizations: 77
      • Highest 7-day average for new hospitalizations: 77, on Jan. 4
      • People vaccinated with at least one dose: 21,185

      — Heather Osbourne, American-Statesman

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