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As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the nation, many Central Texas counties are starting to report the number of cases confirmed within their lines.
Here's a list of all county-reported cases so far:
Bastrop County announced its first death due to COVID-19 on April 6. The individual was a 58-year-old male from Elgin, officials said.
As of Dec. 10, the Texas DSHS reports that Blanco County has recorded at least 195 cases, 199 recoveries and seven deaths.
Blanco County reported its first coronavirus-related death on May 30, a man in his 60s who lived within the Johnson City ZIP code. The second death was reported on July 30, a woman in her 70s in the Johnson City ZIP code.
Anyone in Blanco County wishing to be tested for COVID-19 is asked to visit BlancoCOVIDTest.org.
As of Dec. 11, the Texas DSHS reports that Burnet County has recorded at least 1,625 positive cases, 1,377 recoveries and 20 deaths.
Its first positive case was confirmed on March 22. The first case was confirmed as a result of a drive-thru test at the Baylor Scott & White hospital in Marble Falls.
As of Dec. 11, the Texas DSHS reports that Caldwell County has recorded at least 2,025 positive cases, 1,800 recoveries and 40 deaths.
All of those who have tested positive for COVID-19 are required to self-quarantine for 14 days.
As of Dec. 10, the Texas DSHS reports that Fayette County has recorded at least 657 positive cases, 559 recoveries and 30 deaths.
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As of Dec. 10, the Texas DSHS reports that Gillespie County has recorded at least 803 positive cases, 741 recoveries and 12 deaths.
As of Dec. 11, Hays County has had 8,091 lab-confirmed cases. Of those, at least 1,057 remain active with at least 6,927 recoveries reported. The county has had at least 107 COVID-19 deaths.
Hays County officials announced on March 31 it had launched an online dashboard online which keeps track of the county's COVID-19 numbers. The online tool, along with other important information about the response to the COVID-19 crisis, is available here: www.sanmarcostx.gov/covid19info.
For more information on the previously reported Hays County cases, click here.
As of Dec. 10, the Texas DSHS reports that Lee County has recorded at least 330 positive cases, 273 recoveries and 21 deaths
As of Dec. 10, the Texas DSHS reports that Llano County has recorded at least 371 positive cases, 275 recoveries and five deaths.
As of Dec. 10, the Texas DSHS reports that Mason County has recorded 142 positive cases, 125 recoveries and two deaths.
As of Dec. 10, Austin-Travis County is reporting 41,519 cases of COVID-19, with 502 deaths. At least 37,926 people have recovered.
These cases have risen steadily since March 13, when the first two cases were reported. Since then, multiple drive-thru testing sites have opened in the area.
For an age breakdown of those cases, see the Austin-Travis County online dashboard.
As of Dec. 11, Williamson County officials confirmed there have been 180 deaths in the county due to COVID-19. There have been a total of 15,462 confirmed cases in the county. At least 14,137 people have recovered.
Investigations conducted by the Williamson County and Cities Health District will identify potential contacts exposed to the virus and provide close contacts with guidance, as well as monitor them for the development of symptoms.
For more information about these cases, click here.
KVUE compiled COVID-19 hotline numbers for numerous counties, as well. Here is a running list of those phone numbers:
- Travis County: 512-978-8775
- Hays County: 512-393-5525
- Williamson County: 512-943-1600
- Bastrop County: 512-303-4300
According to the CDC, symptoms of the coronavirus, which could occur two to 14 days after exposure, include:
- shortness of breath
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19, the CDC advises you to get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
Currently, coronavirus testing is limited. Call your doctor if you believe you have symptoms.
Human coronaviruses are usually spread through:
- The air by coughing or sneezing
- Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
- Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands.
Help stop the spread of coronavirus:
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Eat and sleep separately from your family members
- Use different utensils and dishes
- Cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hand.
- If you use a tissue, throw it in the trash.
Lower your risk:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- If you are 60 or over and have an underlying health condition such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes or respiratory illnesses like asthma or COPD, the World Health Organization advises you to try to avoid crowds or places where you might interact with people who are sick.
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