AUSTIN, Texas — Editor's note: This blog is no longer being updated.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 27 live blog.
- Texas: More than 143,000 cases have been reported in the state, and more than 2,300 people in Texas have died, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. More than 5,500 people are hospitalized across the state. An estimated 78,248 people have recovered.
- Central Texas counties:
- Travis County: Over 7,800 cases have been reported and at least 117 people have died. At least 5,552 people have recovered from the virus.
- Hays County: Over 2,400 confirmed cases have been reported and at least six people have died. At least 418 people have recovered from the virus.
- Williamson County: More than 1,700 cases have been reported in the county and at least 35 people have died. More than 770 people have recovered from the virus.
GRAPHS: Texas coronavirus data June 27
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6:30 p.m. – On Saturday, Travis County reported another death from COVID-19, bringing the death toll to 117. The county reported 728 new confirmed cases, which includes data from Friday and Saturday, bringing the total to 7,825. At least 5,552 people have recovered from the virus.
Currently, 316 people are hospitalized from COVID-19 in Travis County, with 114 in the ICU and 47 on ventilators.
5:05 p.m. – Hays County on Saturday reported its sixth COVID-19-related death since the beginning of the pandemic. The individual was a San Marcos woman in her 70s, the county said.
Hays County also reported 54 new cases of COVID-19 and one new hospitalization.
4:30 p.m. – After Gov. Greg Abbott ordered Texas bars close again following a surge in coronavirus cases statewide, TABC visited 628 bars across Texas on Friday night, finding 30 bars open in violation of the order.
TABC said 28 of those bars agreed to shut their doors, while two remained open. Those two bars – The Whiskey Girl in Abilene and Outlaws Longview in Longview – have had their liquor permits suspended for 30 days.
Anyone who witnesses a bar in violation of the governor's order is asked to report it to firstname.lastname@example.org, call 1-888-THE-TABC or use the free TABC mobile app.
8:30 a.m. – Officials with Austin Public Health are hosting Facebook Lives today where panelists will talk about where to find available resources for things like COVID-19 testing, rent and utility assistance. The first forum will be in English at 11 a.m., followed by another in Spanish at 1 p.m.
8 a.m. – The Texas National Guard and Texas Department of Emergency Management are conducting free COVID-19 tests from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Round Rock Public Safety Training Center. City leaders say no appointment is necessary, but everyone should wear a mask.
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