COVID-19 By The Numbers, June 4: Williamson County reports 2 new deaths

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June 04, 2020 - 6:37 pm


AUSTIN ( -- We're continuing to follow the latest coronavirus updates Thursday from local health officials across Central Texas.

Travis County: 61 new confirmed cases were reported Thursday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 3,562. Austin Public Health announced Thursday it was changing its method for tracking recovered cases, matching the method used by DSHS. Under the new methodology, recoveries are now at 2,917. 7 new hospitalizations were reported across the five county area, and the 7-day moving average of new hospitalizations inched up slightly again to 11.9. Across the five counties, total hospitalizations are at 91, with 38 in intensive care and 20 on ventilators.

Williamson County: Two new deaths were reported Thursday, officials said. One was a man in his 70s, while the other was a man in his 80s. 11 new confirmed cases were reported, bringing the total to 660 cases - 438 of which are considered to be recovered. 8 patients are hospitalized, with 4 in intensive care and 3 on ventilators. 12,262 tests were conducted through Wednesday, keeping a positivity rate of 5%.

Hays County: Four new confirmed cases were reported Thursday, although officials cited an outage with the state's electronic reporting system that may have delayed reporting of some cases. The four new cases bring the total number to 389, 220 of which are considered to be recovered. 6 patients remain hospitalized in Hays County, with a total of 4,602 tests conducted (including those pending results).

Bastrop County: 7 new confimed cases Thursday brings the total to 234, with 95 recoveries.

State of Texas: DSHS reported 1,649 new cases Thursday, pushing the total to 69,920. 33 new deaths were reported, with the statewide total now at 1,767.

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