COVID-19 Updates July 30: 278 new cases in Travis County

AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- We're following the latest coronavirus updates from local health officials across Central Texas, for July 30:

Travis County: 278 new cases and 2 new deaths were reported Thursday by Austin Public Health, pushing the total number of cases to 20,465 with 266 deaths. An estimated 18,044 cases have recovered, leaving 2,155 active cases - a decrease of 77 from Wednesday.

355 patients are hospitalized across the five county metro area - a decrease of 16 from Wednesday - with 131 patients in intensive care and 88 on ventilators.

46 new admissions were reported Thursday, with the 7-day moving average of new admissions dropping to 39.9.

Williamson County: 69 new cases were reported Thursday, bringing the total number of cases to 5,616. DSHS officials revised the statewide fatality data for this week, now showing 76 deaths of county residents based on death certificate data. 4,987 cases are estimated to be recovered, leaving 550 active cases - a decrease of 4 from Wednesday. 71 patients are hospitalized, with 35 in intensive care and 17 on ventilators.

Hays County: 21 new cases were reported Thursday, pushing the total number of confirmed cases to 4,297 with 28 deaths. There are 2,896 active cases - a decrease of 39 from Wednesday. 23 patients remain hospitalized.

Bastrop County: 4 new cases were reported by DSHS Thursday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 1,277. 762 cases are estimated to be recovered, with 18 deaths, leaving 497 active cases - a decrease of 48 from Wednesday.

Caldwell County: 3 new cases were reported by DSHS Thursday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 1,056. 656 cases are estimated to be recovered, with 22 deaths, leaving 378 active cases - a decrease of 30 from Wednesday.

State of Texas: 8,800 new cases were reported across the state Thursday, pushing the total number of cases to 412,107. 322 new deaths were reported across the state Thursday, although officials removed 225 fatalities that did not have COVID-19 listed "as a direct cause of death." That adjustment brought the total number of deaths statewide to 6,274.

DSHS is reporting 9,296 hospitalizations across the state Thursday, a decrease of 299 from Wednesday.