Travis COVID-19

The graphs below show data from the Travis County COVID-19 Public Dashboard in graphical form. I stopped updating it on-line September 2, 2020 when the downward was clear. As of early November Travis County as well as Texas as a whole is clearly entering a second wave.

COVID-19 in or around Austin, TX

The curves are: New (confirmed) cases, SMA (7 day Simple Moving Average), and Deaths are for Travis County. Inpatients (hospitalizations), ICU, patients on ventilators are for the Austin Metropolitan Service Area (Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, and Caldwell counties). I’ve changed from 14 day EMA to 7 day SMA because the data is so noisy and exhibits a weekly periodicity that is affected by delays in reporting (Monday is usually the highest and Sunday the lowest because not every one is working and reporting on Sunday, so Monday gets the delayed data). It is also what is used for official decision making.