COVID-19 updates from Austin, Texas: August 18, 2021

Here are the latest COVID-19 updates in downtown Texas for Wednesday, August 18th.

AUSTIN, Texas: KVUE will keep you up to date with the latest news on coronavirus and COVID-19 in the Austin area.

Scroll down to see the headlines and the latest live blog updates from KVUE on August 18th.

  • Texas: More than 2.8 million cases have been reported in the state and more than 53,100 people in Texas have died, according to the Texas State Department of Health Services.
  • Central Texas Counties:
    • Austin-Travis County: The moving average of seven new entrants is 77 and an average of 598 people are admitted. The seven-day moving average for new cases is 468. Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 96,668 cases have been reported and at least 923 people have died.
    • Hays County: There are currently 2,137 active cases and 67 people are currently hospitalized (54 unvaccinated, 13 vaccinated). Since the beginning of the pandemic, at least 23,287 confirmed cases have been reported and at least 292 people have died. At least 20,858 people have recovered from the virus.
    • Williamson County: There are 543 new cases and 12% of hospital beds and 1% of ICU beds are available. Since the beginning of the pandemic, at least 48,585 cases have been reported in the county and at least 507 people have died.

To view COVID-19 data in all counties in the state, click here.

6:30 am – Gov. Greg Abbott has tested positive for COVID-19, his office announced Tuesday. Now the governor will be isolated in the governor’s mansion. He is also receiving treatment for Regeneron monoclonal antibodies.

I’LL SEE: Austin ISD’s parents challenge the mask’s mandate

Parents challenge the mandate of the Austin ISD mask on the first day of school

What is Regeneron COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatment?

Austin Public Health has confirmed 2,663 advanced cases of COVID-19, which have resulted in 12 deaths

Leander ISD reported nearly 100 cases of COVID-19, with mask problems