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KVUE is keeping you updated with the latest coronavirus and COVID-19 news in the Austin area.
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- Texas: More than 2.3 million cases have been reported in the state, and more than 44,300 people in Texas have died, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.
- Central Texas counties:
- Travis County: At least 76,638 cases have been reported and at least 766 people have died. At least 74,312 people have recovered from the virus.
- Hays County: At least 16,490 confirmed cases have been reported and at least 227 people have died. At least 15,617 people have recovered from the virus.
- Williamson County: At least 35,865 cases have been reported in the county and at least 408 people have died.
For a look at COVID-19 data across all of the state's counties, click here.
GRAPHS: Coronavirus data March 5
8 p.m. – Travis County reported 131 new cases of COVID-19 and zero new deaths. At least 76,638 cases have been reported and at least 766 people have died. At least 74,312 people have recovered from the virus.
11 a.m. – The Austin DSA and The Amplified Sound Coalition are organizing a rally at the Texas Capitol Monday afternoon to protest Gov. Greg Abbott's decision to reopen the state 100% before ensuring that essential workers have been vaccinated. The rally will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday.
8:45 a.m. – The mass vaccination event at the Circuit of the Americas continues for CommUnityCare patients and some teachers and school district staff. Travis County Judge Andy Brown said 4,000 Pfizer vaccines will be administered.
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