AUSTIN, Texas — KVUE is keeping you updated with the latest coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, news in the Austin area.
Scroll down for the top headlines and latest updates in KVUE's July 25 live blog.
- Texas: More than 369,800 cases have been reported in the state, and more than 4,700 people in Texas have died, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. More than 212,200 people have recovered.
- Central Texas counties:
- Travis County: Over 19,400 cases have been reported and at least 241 people have died. At least 16,501 people have recovered from the virus.
- Hays County: Over 4,100 confirmed cases have been reported and at least 24 people have died. At least 1,132 people have recovered from the virus.
- Williamson County: More than 5,200 cases have been reported in the county and at least 92 people have died. More than 4,300 people have recovered from the virus.
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6 p.m. – Williamson County reported another two deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the total to 92. The county also reported 43 new confirmed cases, bringing the total to 5,246. At least 4,300 people have recovered from the virus.
5:50 p.m. – Travis County reported 224 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the total to 19,401 with 241 deaths. At least 16,501 people have recovered from the virus.
The county currently has 409 people hospitalized from COVID-19, with 151 in the ICU and 104 on ventilators.
4:30 p.m. – The state of Texas reported 8,112 new coronavirus cases on Saturday and 168 more deaths. There have been 1,020 deaths from COVID-19 statewide in the past seven days alone – the highest rolling seven-day total and first time over 1,000.
1 p.m. – The federal court has denied the Texas Bar and Nightclub Alliance's application for a temporary restraining order against Gov. Greg Abbott, in response to Abbott's executive order closing all bars.
10:40 a.m. – Concordia University Texas says the American Southwest Conference has delayed fall sports, with the anticipation of resuming competition and tournaments in the spring. The delay includes cross country, football, soccer and volleyball. Read more here.
10 a.m. – A new program called ATX COVID Drive-Up says it offers "a unique, pain-free nasal swab method, requiring only swabbing the inside of the nostrils." The program says it returns results within 48 hours, with a 24-hour target.
ATX COVID Drive-Up's mobile testing unit is stationed at 2701 S. Lamar Boulevard Mondays through Saturdays during the hours of 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. You can drive-up or make an appointment at atxcovidtest.com. Testing costs $225.
9:30 a.m. – Central Health is delivering COVID-19 resource kits to businesses, apartment complexes and worship centers in minority communities. The outreach is part of the "Protect Yourself, Protect Your Family/Protéjase y Proteja a Su Familia" campaign, which promotes COVID-19 safety and prevention by working with businesses owned, employing and serving the Latino and Black communities.
“Using county-level COVID-19 data from our affiliate CommUnityCare Health Centers, we have identified ZIP codes with the highest infection rates and are delivering toolkits with information and personal protective equipment that will help protect their employees, customers, residents and parishioners," said Central Health President and CEO Mike Geeslin.
CommUnityCare and Central Health worked with community members to develop public health messages about wearing masks, practicing social distancing and other ways residents can protect themselves and their families.
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