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Coronavirus updates in Central Texas: City of Austin holding virtual memorial service for COVID-19 victims

Here are the latest COVID-19 updates, closures and postponements in Central Texas for Sunday, Feb. 28.

AUSTIN, Texas — Editor's note: This blog is no longer updating. For Monday's blog, 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 Feb. 28 live blog.

COVID-19 numbers:

  • Texas: More than 2.2 million cases have been reported in the state, and more than 42,700 people in Texas have died, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.
  • Central Texas counties: 
    • Travis County: At least 75,636 cases have been reported and at least 743 people have died. At least 73,519 people have recovered from the virus.
    • Hays County: At least 16,270 confirmed cases have been reported and at least 213 people have died. At least 15,577 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:

3 p.m. – The City of Austin is hosting a virtual memorial service to remember those who have died due to COVID-19. Watch live below:

10 a.m. – The City of Austin will hold a virtual memorial service to remember those who have died due to COVID-19. The service will be held at 3 p.m. on the Parks and Recreation Department's YouTube channel and Facebook page and on Microsoft Teams. Learn more here.

WATCH: Central Texas residents struggling to get second COVID-19 vaccine shot 

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