x
Breaking News
More () »

Austin's Leading Local News: Weather, Traffic, Sports and more | Austin, Texas | KVUE.com

Coronavirus updates in Central Texas: What to know Monday

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

AUSTIN, Texas — Editor's note: This blog is no longer active. For the latest COVID-19 updates, click here.

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 19 live blog.

COVID-19 numbers:

  • 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.

Updates:

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.

RELATED: Uber donates 5,000 rides to Austin COVID-19 vaccine sites

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.  

PEOPLE ARE ALSO READING:

COVID-19 mass vaccination sites could soon be a thing of the past

Half of US adults now have received at least 1 COVID shot

Fauci says he expects fast decision on Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine