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Coronavirus updates in Central Texas: HAAM to host vaccine clinic for music industry

Here are the latest COVID-19 updates, closures and postponements in Central Texas for Thursday, April 15.

AUSTIN, Texas — Editor's note: This blog is no longer being updated. Click here for Friday's blog.

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 15 live blog.

COVID-19 numbers:

  • Texas: More than 2.4 million cases have been reported in the state, and more than 48,300 people in Texas have died, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.
  • Central Texas counties: 
    • Travis County: At least 80,909 cases have been reported and at least 835 people have died. At least 78,981 people have recovered from the virus.
    • Hays County: At least 17,648 confirmed cases have been reported and at least 241 people have died. At least 16,883 people have recovered from the virus.
    • Williamson County: At least 38,019 cases have been reported in the county and at least 461 people have died.

For a look at COVID-19 data across all of the state's counties, click here.


8:15 p.m. - On Friday at 10 a.m., the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) in collaboration with the City of Austin, C3 Presents and Sendero will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic.

The event is open to all HAAM members and music industry professionals, and will be hosted at Emo’s on East Riverside.

Austin Public Health will be administering 800 Moderna doses between Friday's event and another on Thursday, April 29.

Those who wish to sign up for either event are asked to visit https://www.myhaam.org/covid-vaccinations.

6:15 p.m. - Travis County reported four more COVID-19 deaths on Thursday along with 110 new confirmed cases, bringing the total to 80,909 cases and 835 deaths since the start of the pandemic. At least 78,981 people have recovered from the virus.

Travis County currently has 129 people hospitalized with COVID-19, with 38 in the ICU and 18 on ventilators.

2:30 p.m. - Williamson County is closing its vaccine waitlist starting tomorrow.
The county will no longer be accepting names starting at 5 p.m. Friday. After that, people will have to schedule appointments directly with the provider of their choice.

1:33 p.m. - Austin Public Health will be releasing more first-dose COVID-19 vaccine appointments today at 6 p.m. The pre-queue will start at 5:45 p.m. If you need an appointment, log into your account at https://covid19.austintexas.gov this evening to schedule.

10:23 a.m. - Due to severe weather in the forecast, all vaccine appointments at Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. have been moved, according to Family Hospital Systems. All of those appointments have been moved to the exact same time for Monday, April 19. 

"For example, if your appointment today is at 5:45 p.m., your appointment will be moved to Monday at 5:45 p.m.," FHS said on Facebook.

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