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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 April 12 live blog.
- Texas: More than 2.4 million cases have been reported in the state, and more than 48,100 people in Texas have died, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.
- Central Texas counties:
- Travis County: At least 80,446 cases have been reported and at least 823 people have died. At least 78,503 people have recovered from the virus.
- Hays County: At least 17,600 confirmed cases have been reported and at least 241 people have died. At least 16,803 people have recovered from the virus.
- Williamson County: At least 37,648 cases have been reported in the county and at least 457 people have died.
For a look at COVID-19 data across all of the state's counties, click here.
GRAPHS: Coronavirus data April 12, 2021
10 p.m. – Austin Public Health's appointments are closed. APH said appointment release dates and times can vary week to week so those looking for an appointment should check the portal or social media for the latest appointment information.
7:40 p.m. – Austin Public Health says there is no wait and plenty of first dose appointments available.
5:45 p.m. – Austin Public Health has opened its pre-queue for the first dose. It will be releasing appointments at 6 p.m. for individuals 18 years old or older.
4:20 p.m. – Hays County reported 153 new COVID-19 cases and one new death. In the county, at least 17,600 confirmed cases have been reported and at least 241 people have died. At least 16,803 people have recovered from the virus.
4 p.m. – Forty-one percent of Texas's 16 and older population has received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Data shows 5.7 million are fully vaccinated and 3.6 million have received one dose.
Many Central Texas counties are now above the state's mark at 42 to 45%. However, those that are below the state's mark are well below it. The rural eastern counties and some of the Hill Country are still in the 30 to 35% range.
9 a.m. – This week, the state of Texas will receive more than 1.9 million first doses of COVID-19 vaccines, as well as 605,390 second doses for people who have already been vaccinated.
As hubs for Travis County, Austin Public Health (APH) will receive 12,000 doses as part of the allocation, while Dell Medical School will receive 8,190 doses.
6:15 a.m. – Starting today, Austin Public Health will be expanding vaccine appointment eligibility to anyone ages 18 and up. For more information, click here.
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