AUSTIN, Texas — According to data from various local health departments, the number of active COVID-19 cases in the 12-county KVUE viewing area has risen over the past seven days.
Hays County's active cases jumped 85%, from 62 cases on May 19 to 115 cases reported on Tuesday. Williamson County saw a 19.4% increase, from 191 to 228 cases. Travis County saw a 25.9% increase, from 1,543 to 1,944 cases. And there as a 10.7% increase in active cases in Bastrop County, from 103 to 114 cases.
In the eight less-populous KVUE counties, the number of active cases either increased slightly or remained unchanged from a week ago.
Among other findings from Tuesday’s data:
- In Travis County, even though the population is about 34% Latino, that group represents 55% of the confirmed cases.
- Also in Travis County, nearly half of all confirmed cases involve people between ages 20 and 39. The 30 to 39 age group makes up 22% of the cases, followed closely by ages 20 to 29 at 20%.
- How likely is someone to die from complications caused by the virus? In Texas, the percentage of people with confirmed cases who died from the virus is 2.7%. The fatality rate is 3.8% in Williamson County, 2.9% in Travis County and 1.1% in Hays County.
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