COVID-19 By The Numbers, May 29: Travis County reports 93rd death

WilCo, Bastrop, Hays Counties all report one additional death each

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May 29, 2020 - 6:36 pm

AUSTIN ( -- Three more residents across Central Texas have passed away due to the coronavirus, according to the latest updates from local health officials as of Friday evening.

Travis County: Austin Public Health reported the 93rd death due to COVID-19, along with 62 new cases Friday. Confirmed cases are at 3,186, with 1,134 recovered. APH rolled out a new "Key Indicators for Staging" dashboard showing the key numbers that officials are looking at as the economy continues to re-open, including the 7 day moving average of new hospital admissions in the five county area, which stands at 8.6 as of Friday evening.

Williamson County: A man in his 60s has become the 24th Williamson County resident to die from COVID-19, officials said, along with 9 new confirmed cases bringing the total number of cases to 605 as of Friday afternoon - 379 of which are considered recovered. 12 patients in Williamson County are hospitalized, with 5 in intensive care and 4 on a ventilator. 9,941 tests have been conducted in WilCo through Thursday, representing a 6% positivity rate.

Hays County: 15 new cases reported Friday brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in Hays County to 329, with 181 recoveries. A San Marcos resident in his 70s is the fourth person to die from the disease. 4 patients are currently hospitalized, with 38 test results pending and 3,727 negative test results.

Bastrop County: A man in his 60s from Elgin became the third Bastrop County resident to die from COVID-19. There are 200 confirmed cases in Bastrop County, with 85 of those now recovered.

State of Texas: Across the state, Texas has 61,006 confirmed cases, with 1,626 fatalities according to the latest numbers from the Department of State Health Services. That's an increase of 1,230 cases since Thursday and 25 new deaths. An estimated 40,068 of the total cases are estimated to be recovered.

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