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Coronavirus updates in Central Texas: Travis, Williamson counties each report 1 new COVID-19 death

Here are the latest COVID-19 updates, closures and postponements in Central Texas for Monday, Oct. 12.

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COVID-19 numbers:

  • Texas: More than 795,100 cases have been reported in the state, and more than 16,500 people in Texas have died, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.
  • Central Texas counties: 
    • Travis County: At least 30,398 cases have been reported and at least 442 people have died. At least 29,192 people have recovered from the virus.
    • Hays County: More than 6,030 confirmed cases have been reported and at least 55 people have died. At least 5,019 people have recovered from the virus.
    • Williamson County: More than 9,000 cases have been reported in the county and at least 145 people have died. More than 8,690 people have recovered from the virus.

Updates:

8 p.m. – Travis County reports one new COVID-19 death. The county has now had 442 total deaths. There have been 30,398 total confirmed cases in Travis County and an estimated 29,192 recoveries.

5:30 p.m. – Williamson County reports one new coronavirus-related death. The county has now had 145 total deaths. There have been 9,003 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Williamson County, at least 8,695 of which have recovered.

10:45 p.m. – The Travis County Sheriff's Office reported two new COVID-19 positive cases among the inmate population. As of Oct. 12, there are 31 inmates in quarantine and 277 in isolation among a total population of 1,908. There were no new coronavirus cases among TCSO employees, the sheriff's office said. 

WATCH: Coronavirus in Texas: What to know Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020

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