AUSTIN, Texas — Editor's note: This blog is no longer being updated.
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 June 5 live blog.
- Texas: More than 71,000 cases have been reported in the state, and more than 1,700 people in Texas have died, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. The department estimates more than 47,000 people have recovered from the virus.
- Central Texas counties:
- Travis County: More than 3,600 cases have been reported and at least 97 people have died. At least 2,996 people have recovered from the virus.
- Williamson County: More than 680 cases have been reported and at least 28 people have died. About 468 people have recovered from the virus.
- Hays County: There have been at least 398 cases reported in the county and at least five people have died. More than 233 people have recovered from the virus.
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6:30 p.m. – Travis County on Saturday reported 46 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 3,662. The death toll remains at 97, while at least 3,033 people have recovered from the virus.
6 p.m. – The Salt Lick BBQ has announced a member of its Driftwood location team has tested positive for COVID-19. The barbecue restaurant's announcement follows another announcement on Friday that a team member at its Round Rock location also tested positive for COVID-19.
In response, both locations will be temporarily closed while a sanitation is completed and employees are tested for the virus.
4:50 p.m. – Williamson County on Saturday reported another death from COVID-19, a woman in her 80s, bringing the death toll to 28.
“Today, our community suffers another life lost to COVID-19. While there is nothing I can say that will make this loss easier for her family and friends, there are things we all can do to stop the spread of this virus and save lives. Please continue to follow CDC guidelines and wear a face covering when in public, keep 6 feet of distance between yourself and others, stay home if you are feeling ill, and practice proper hygiene,” said Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell.
The county is reporting 188 active cases.
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