Here are the latest COVID-19 updates, closures and postponements in Central Texas for Saturday, Sept. 26.
AUSTIN, Texas — KVUE is keeping you updated with the latest coronavirus and COVID-19 news in the Austin area.
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- Texas: More than 723,900 cases have been reported in the state, and more than 15,200 people in Texas have died, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.
- Central Texas counties:
- Travis County: Over 29,100 cases have been reported and at least 422 people have died. At least 28,066 people have recovered from the virus.
- Hays County: More than 5,800 confirmed cases have been reported and at least 54 people have died. At least 4,262 people have recovered from the virus.
- Williamson County: More than 8,500 cases have been reported in the county and at least 142 people have died. More than 8,200 people have recovered from the virus.
GRAPHS: Coronavirus data Sept. 25
7:30 p.m. – Austin Public Health (APH) is reminding Austinites to get a flu vaccine this year, especially as the flu season overlaps with the COVID-19 pandemic. APH urges residents to get a flu shot before the end of October.
6 p.m. – Travis County reported two more deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday along with 57 new confirmed cases, bringing the total to 29,130 cases and 422 deaths since the start of the pandemic. At least 28,066 people have recovered from the virus.
Travis County currently has 79 people hospitalized from COVID-19, with 24 in the ICU and 17 on ventilators.