Watch live: Austin-Travis County moves to Stage 3 of COVID-19 guidelines as cases increase –

LIVE: Austin, Travis County leaders offer COVID-19 update|4 delta variant cases confirmed.

Four cases of the delta variant have been validated in Travis County.

” I hate that we are here together again at an interview discussing the virus,” said Austin Mayor Steve Adler. “I hoped I would not be in front of you again talking about an increase in COVID cases.”.

At a Travis County Commissioners Court meeting today, leaders said a total of 333 verified positive cases of the coronavirus in Travis County up until now in 2021 have actually been from totally immunized individuals. Austin Public Health Medical Director Dr. Desmar Walkes stated this shows just how essential vaccinations are.

” This needs to stop,” Walkes stated.

According to Dr. Desmar Walkes, the Austin-Travis County Health Authority, the seven-day average for brand-new cases has actually tripled from 30 to almost 90. The seven-day moving average for hospital admissions went from 7 to 20-21.

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According to Austin and Travis Countys COVID-19 dashboard, the areas seven-day moving average of new cases is 81 since July 14. ICU capacity in the Austin location is likewise strained, leaders said.

AUSTIN, Texas– As COVID-19 cases in Austin and Travis County increase, leaders have actually updated the areas risk-based guidelines.

Leaders announced Austin and Travis County are returning to Stage 3 of the standards due to the four confirmed cases of the delta variation and a “dramatic increase in COVID cases weve seen in previous couple of days.”

Under Stage 3, those who are high risk should prevent being inside your home in inadequately aerated areas and prevent travel and crowds. If they need to remain in these situations, they should use a mask.

About 30% of qualified individuals in Austin-Travis County have actually not gotten the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Austin and Travis County were most recently under Stage Two of the COVID-19 risk-based guidelines when vaccinations were not as widely available. Under Stage 2, those that were at low risk of contracting the infection were recommended to prevent events greater than 25 people. Those who were high danger were advised to avoid gatherings greater than 10 and prevent dining and shopping unless its essential.

BREAKING: Austin-Travis County announced this morning it is going back to Stage 3 of its COVID-19 risk-based standards.— Tori Larned (@ToriLarnedtv) July 15, 2021.