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- Texas: More than 2.4 million cases have been reported in the state, and more than 48,600 people in Texas have died, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.
- Central Texas counties:
- Travis County: At least 81,342 cases have been reported and at least 837 people have died. At least 79,396 people have recovered from the virus.
- Hays County: At least 17,876 confirmed cases have been reported and at least 238 people have died. At least 17,096 people have recovered from the virus.
- Williamson County: At least 38,140 cases have been reported in the county and at least 462 people have died.
For a look at COVID-19 data across all of the state's counties, click here.
GRAPHS: Coronavirus data April 16, 2021
6:40 p.m. – Travis County reports 143 new COVID-19 cases since Friday for an overall total of 81,342. An estimated 79,396 people have recovered from the virus in Travis County.
5 p.m. – Hays County reports 116 new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases since Friday for a total of 17,876. The county has reported 238 coronavirus-related fatalities and 17,096 people have recovered from the virus in the county.
Meanwhile, Williamson County reports 107 new cases since Friday for a total of 38,140. The county also reported one additional coronavirus-related death for an overall total of 462.
12:55 p.m. – Uber has announced a partnership with Notley Impact to provide 5,000 rides to local vaccine appointments.
11:30 a.m. – The Travis County Sheriff's Office (TCSO) reported no new COVID-19 positive tests among either its employees or the inmate population since the last report.
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