Data and information on health care trends in Travis County
COMPILED BY NICHOLAS CICALE AND JACK FLAGLER
HEALTH CARE SNAPSHOT
CORONAVIRUS CASE ANALYSIS
COVID-19 cases spiked in Travis County in June, leading local ocials to call for to renewed eorts to keep social distance and wear face coverings.
These statistics were last updated June 18, before the press deadline for this issue of Community Impact Newspaper.
HOWHEALTHY IS YOUR COUNTY?
NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES PER WEEK
These rankings are updated annually but in- clude data from previous years. There are other factors included that are not listed below.
March 8-14 March 15-21 March 22-28
HEALTH OUTCOMES INCLUDE:
Total cases: 4,991
• LENGTHOFLIFE • QUALITYOFLIFE , such as the number of poor mental and physical health days reported
March 29-April 4
HEALTH FACTORS INCLUDE:
Recoveries per 100,000 residents 317.25
• HEALTHBEHAVIORS , such as smoking, obesity, physical activity, excessive drinking, alcohol-impaired driving deaths, sexually transmitted infections and teen births • CLINICALCARE , including health insurance coverage; number of physicians, dentists and mental health providers; preventable hospital stays; and u vaccinations • SOCIOECONOMICFACTORS , such as educational attainment levels, children in poverty, income inequality and violent crimes • PHYSICALENVIRONMENTFACTORS , such as air pollution, drinking water violations, housing problems and long commutes
TRAVIS COUNTY HEALTH CARE RANKINGS (out of 244 counties)
5TH 9TH 12TH 18TH 2ND
Active cases 21.36%
April 26-May 2
Length of life
Quality of life Health factors Health behaviors
Deaths per 100,000 residents
May 24-30 May 31-June 6:
SOURCES: COUNTYHEALTHRANKINGS.ORG, ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION, TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES, TRAVIS COUNTY, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN POPULATION HEALTH INSTITUTECOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
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CENTRAL AUSTIN EDITION • JUNE 2020
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