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Austin Public Health updates hospital data on COVID-19 dashboard
Austin American-Statesman - 2/22/2021
Hospital data updated on dashboard
Austin Public Health has updated hospitalization data on the public dashboards for the first time since Feb. 12.
Case data will not be updated on the dashboards until data entry resumes. Data entry staff could not safely travel to the location to provide data input last week, causing a delay in getting the data entered. The data entry location was also out of power.
The Key Indicators Dashboard, which includes the data used to determine the staging for the APH risk-based guidelines, will display a 7-day moving average of new hospital admissions. A 7-day moving average of 30 is part of a transition for Stage 3. However, APH will not immediately move stages with the lack of testing and delay in case data reporting over the past week due to the inclement weather.
At this time, Austin-Travis County remains in Stage 4, which includes the following recommendations:
-- Higher-risk individuals (those age 65 and older and those who have chronic medical conditions) should stay home, except for essential trips such as buying groceries or seeking medical care.
- Lower-risk individuals should avoid social gatherings, any gatherings greater than 10 people and nonessential travel.
-- Businesses and restaurants voluntarily operate at a reduced capacity of 25% to 50%.
-- Schools voluntarily limit attendance at sporting events to players, coaches, and parents.
To access the public dashboards: tinyurl.com/qmcc1kr3.
City restricts water use
Georgetown water customers are required to severely restrict use of all potable water through 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, when a safe and adequate water supply for public use is expected to be restored.
Customers are prohibited from nonessential uses that are not required for the protection of the public health, safety and welfare. Prohibited uses include using water for irrigation or testing of irrigation equipment; washing vehicles, including at commercial car wash facilities; washing pavement or other surfaces; adding water to a pool or spa; and industrial water use.
Violations may result in administrative charges on customer bills.
Customers can further help by limiting using appliances that use a large amount of water, including washing machines and dishwashers, and taking baths.
For more information: georgetown.org.
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