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Coronavirus updates in Central Texas: Hays County announces one new death

Here are the latest COVID-19 updates, closures and postponements in Central Texas for Monday, Sept. 28.

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KVUE is keeping you updated with the latest coronavirus and COVID-19 news in the Austin area.

Scroll down for the top headlines and latest updates in KVUE's Sept. 28 live blog.

COVID-19 numbers:

  • Texas: More than 739,200 cases have been reported in the state, and more than 15,500 people in Texas have died, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.
  • Central Texas counties: 
    • Travis County: Over 29,300 cases have been reported and at least 426 people have died. At least 28,252 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 8,600 cases have been reported in the county and at least 142 people have died. More than 8,300 people have recovered from the virus.

Updates: 

7 p.m. – Worldwide, the coronavirus death count surpassed 1 million people on Monday night, although this figure is believed to be an undercount.

RELATED: 'It’s human beings': 1 million dead worldwide from COVID-19

6:30 p.m. – Austin-Travis County is now reporting a total of 29,343 cases, 28,252 recoveries and 426 deaths.

5:30 p.m. – Williamson County is now reporting a total of 8,624 cases, 8,362 recoveries and 142 deaths.

5:15 p.m. – Hays County announces one new COVID-19 fatality. There have now been a total of 55 deaths, 5,916 cases and 4,333 recoveries.

2 p.m. – The Travis County Sheriff's Office announces two new cases among employees. Here's a look at totals:

  • A total 776 inmates have now been tested with 45 positive results
  • A total of 435 employees have now been tested with 72 positive results

6:15 a.m. – Starting Monday, the City of Buda will reopen most public facilities. Although the number of COVID-19 cases are declining in Hays County, it is still important to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing to keep the community safe.

WATCH: 200,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 as of Sept. 22

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