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Coronavirus updates in Central Texas: What to know Sunday

Here are the latest COVID-19 updates, closures and postponements in Central Texas for Sunday, Sept. 20.

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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 Sept. 20 live blog.

COVID-19 numbers:

  • Texas: More than 686,000 cases have been reported in the state, and more than 14,800 people in Texas have died, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.
  • Central Texas counties: 
    • Travis County: Over 28,400 cases have been reported and at least 414 people have died. At least 27,294 people have recovered from the virus.
    • Hays County: More than 5,700 confirmed cases have been reported and at least 52 people have died. At least 3,940 people have recovered from the virus.
    • Williamson County: More than 8,300 cases have been reported in the county and at least 139 people have died. More than 8,000 people have recovered from the virus.


7:02 p.m. – As of Sept. 20, Austin city officials have confirmed that the number of people who have tested positive for coronavirus in the Austin-Travis County area is now 28,441. The county has now reported 414 deaths along with 27,294 recoveries. For an age breakdown of those cases, see the Austin-Travis County online dashboard.

9:30 a.m. – The application for the City of Austin's Relief in a State of Emergency (RISE) 2.0 will close Monday at 7 p.m. The application can be filled out online or over the phone by calling 512-714-6950.

RELATED: City announces $10M funding from RISE 2.0 to help Austinites struggling from COVID-19


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