The Travis County COVID-19 Public Dashboard indicates there have been a total of 1,312 confirmed cases in Travis County reported so far as of Friday morning, an increase of 283 since the same time last Friday. The highest reporting age range continues to be the 30 to 39 year old category, followed by the 20 to 29 year old category for both men and women.
to review the breakdown. Additionally, Governor Greg Abbott announced this week that there is plenty of hospital capacity available in Texas to handle COVID-19 hospitalizations. As of this post, there are currently 19,438 available hospital beds and 6,506 available ventilators statewide. In our Central Texas five-county region, there are more than 1,000 available hospital beds and nearly 400 available ventilators. There are currently 79 hospitalized for COVID-19 in our five-county region.
to review the detailed hospital data by State and Region.
Austin Public Health has now launched a new online assessment tool for Travis County residents to help determine whether a COVID-19 test is needed. The assessment is free along with the test if the individual qualifies. An individual will need to create an account and answer a few questions. If the individual qualifies, they will be scheduled to visit one of the drive-through testing sites in the area to complete the test.
for details and to take the assessment.
Governor Abbott began the process of slowly opening Texas to the public this week, including the re-opening of State Parks earlier this week and allowing retailers to offer to-go or delivery services starting today. Find out more about the Orders in place to Open Texas by going to the Official Stay At Home Orders link below. Governor Abbott will make another announcement Monday regarding next steps in the re-opening process.
Finally, there are nearly 500,000 jobs posted across Texas for those looking for work right now. The Governor encouraged those looking for work to visit
to review and apply for jobs by city and zip code, and also to visit
here in Central Texas.
Click on the links below for helpful up-to-date information regarding the latest on COVID-19 here in Lakeway. Please continue to wash your hands regularly, maintain the proper physical distancing (6-feet of separation) and wear face coverings in public.