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Coronavirus updates in Central Texas: Travis County reports 13 deaths, 392 new cases

Here are the latest COVID-19 updates, closures and postponements in Central Texas for Tuesday, Feb. 23.

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COVID-19 numbers:

  • Texas: More than 2.2 million cases have been reported in the state, and more than 41,400 people in Texas have died, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.
  • Central Texas counties: 
    • Travis County: At least 74,598 cases have been reported and at least 727 people have died. At least 72,717 people have recovered from the virus.
    • Hays County: At least 16,120 confirmed cases have been reported and at least 209 people have died. At least 15,320 people have recovered from the virus. 
    • Williamson County: At least 34,527 cases have been reported in the county and at least 362 people have died. At least 33,250 people have recovered from the virus.

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

Updates: 

6:25 p.m. – Travis County reported another 13 deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday along with 392 new confirmed cases, bringing the total to 74,598 cases and 727 deaths since the start of the pandemic. At least 72,717 people have recovered from the virus.

Travis County has 319 people hospitalized with COVID-19, with 112 in the ICU and 75 on ventilators. There are 38 COVID-19 patients at the alternative care site at the Austin Convention Center.

5:15 p.m. – Hays County reported another death from COVID-19 on Friday, a Kyle woman in her 40s. Health officials also reported 84 new confirmed cases along with two new hospitalizations and five new hospital discharges. There are 206 additional people considered recovered.

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