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Coronavirus updates in Central Texas: What to know Wednesday

Here are the latest COVID-19 updates, closures and postponements in Central Texas for Wednesday, April 21.

AUSTIN, Texas — Editor's note: This blog is no longer active.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 21 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 81,551 cases have been reported and at least 840 people have died. At least 79,681 people have recovered from the virus.
    • Hays County: At least 17,979 confirmed cases have been reported and at least 239 people have died. At least 17,116 people have recovered from the virus.
    • Williamson County: At least 38,318 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.


6 p.m. - Travis County reported another death from COVID-19 on Wednesday along with 81 new confirmed cases, bringing the total to 81,551 cases and 840 deaths since the start of the pandemic. At least 79,681 people have recovered from the virus.

Travis County currently has 151 people hospitalized with COVID-19, with 40 in the ICU and 19 on ventilators.

4:35 p.m. - Hays County reported another COVID-19 death on Wednesday, a man from San Marcos in his 40s. Health officials also reported 103 new confirmed cases along with six new hospitalizations and five new hospital discharges. There are 20 additional people considered recovered.

8:11 a.m. - Thursday and Friday of this week, you have two chances to get a vaccine through Austin Public Health (APH) with no appointment needed. 

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