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Coronavirus updates in Central Texas: Manor ISD reports 3 new cases

Here are the latest COVID-19 updates, closures and postponements in Central Texas for Monday, Nov. 30.

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COVID-19 numbers:

  • Texas: More than 1.1 million cases have been reported in the state, and more than 21,300 people in Texas have died, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.
  • Central Texas counties: 
    • Travis County: At least 38,377 cases have been reported and at least 483 people have died. At least 35,343 people have recovered from the virus.
    • Hays County: At least 7,378 confirmed cases have been reported and at least 102 people have died. At least 6,504 people have recovered from the virus.
    • Williamson County: At least 13,301 cases have been reported in the county and at least 163 people have died. At least 12,437 people have recovered from the virus.

Updates:

9 p.m. – Manor ISD reports three new COVID-19 cases: a student at Pioneer Crossing Elementary School, a student at Blake Manor Elementary School and a staff member at Manor Senior High School. The district says it has sanitized the areas where these individuals spend their days, and it is safe for students at all three campuses to return to school tomorrow.

According to the district's dashboard, Manor ISD has had a total of eight confirmed student cases, all of which are still active, and a total of 25 confirmed staff cases, 23 of which are still active. 

7 p.m. – Tonight's rescheduled football matchup between Leander ISD and Hendrickson has been canceled yet again. A makeup date has yet to be announced.

6 p.m. – Travis County is now reporting a total 38,377 cases of COVID-19, with 35,343 recoveries and 483 deaths. This is 332 new cases since yesterday.

5:10 p.m. – Adding to its newest update covering Nov. 25 through today, Hays County reports three new deaths, 281 new cases and 214 recoveries. The county is now reporting a total of 7,378 confirmed cases, 6,504 recoveries and 102 deaths.

Williamson County is now reporting a total of 13,301 cases, 12,437 recoveries and 163 deaths.

5 p.m. – Texas reports 10,714 new COVID-19 cases for a total of 1,168,111 and 22 new deaths for a total of 21,379. There are currently 8,900 Texans hospitalized with the virus, the most since Aug. 1 and up 6.5% from a week ago and 58% from a month ago. The positivity rate for the state is 11.34%.

4:40 p.m. – Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas already has more than 4,000 providers signed up to distribute Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine and he expects that number to be more than 6,000 in two weeks.

4:30 p.m. – All Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) announces that all licensees with a renewable license that expired between Aug. 1 and Nov. 30 will be considered to hold an emergency license valid for up to 120 days after their expiration date.

The Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation adopted the emergency rule granting the emergency licenses on Nov. 23.

Current license expiration dates will not change, and any late fees accrued will not be waived. All licenses should still be renewed in accordance with their regular expiration dates. The agency will not mail out printed emergency licenses but will post a list of emergency licenses on the TDLR website.

11:15 a.m. – Here's a look at the local hospital capacity of Trauma Service Area O (Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Llano, San Saba, Travis, Williamson counties):

Hospitals

  • 266 COVID-19 patients
    • 9.3% share of total
  • 24.5% available (75.5% full)

ICUs

  • 86 COVID-19 patients
    • 23% share of total
  • 17% available (83% full)

9:45 a.m. – The Travis County Sheriff's Office (TCSO) reports one new COVID-19 positive case among its inmate population and six new cases among TCSO employees. TCSO reports that among its total jail population (1,895), 18 inmates are in quarantine.

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