Due to the increased risk posed to people above the age of 60, health officials around the globe have warned older adults to be extra mindful about the spread of COVID-19. Within Austin and Travis County, that message appears to be resonating, according to the latest figures from Austin Public Health.
As of Friday morning, 137 cases have been confirmed. A demographic breakdown shows 75 of those cases are within the age range of 20-39. The 30-39 age range has the highest number of confirmed cases at 39. Out of the total number reported thus far, only 19 are above the age of 60.
No deaths have been reported, although one man from New Braunfels who was being treated at an Austin hospital was pronounced dead from the virus on Thursday.
In nearby Williamson County, the total has climbed to 27 — up by five from a day earlier, but four patients who were previously diagnosed with COVID-19 have now reportedly made full recoveries. County officials say five people are currently hospitalized.
Bastrop County is still reporting two positive cases.
Across the state, the Department of State Health Services is reporting 1396 confirmed cases as of Friday morning. The death count has risen to 18, up from 12 on Thursday.