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Coronavirus updates in Central Texas: What to know Tuesday

Here are the latest COVID-19 updates, closures and postponements in Central Texas for Tuesday, May 11.

AUSTIN, Texas — Editor's note: This blog is no longer active.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 May 11 live blog.

COVID-19 numbers:

  • Texas: More than 2.4 million cases have been reported in the state, and more than 49,500 people in Texas have died, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.
  • Central Texas counties: 
    • Travis County: At least 83,062 cases have been reported and at least 861 people have died. At least 81,498 people have recovered from the virus.
    • Hays County: At least 18,606 confirmed cases have been reported and at least 241 people have died. At least 17,958 people have recovered from the virus.
    • Williamson County: At least 39,341 cases have been reported in the county and at least 469 people have died.

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

Updates

6:30 p.m. – Travis County reported two more COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday along with 60 new confirmed cases, bringing the total to 83,062 cases and 861 deaths since the start of the pandemic. At least 81,498 people have recovered from the virus.

Travis County currently has 101 people hospitalized with COVID-19, with 32 in the ICU and 17 on ventilators.

5:10 p.m. – The City of Austin said its COVID-19 vaccine and testing website is experiencing technical issues where users cannot book appointments. Those who can are encouraged to visit walk-up vaccine and testing sites.

4:45 p.m. – The City of Kyle will be hosing a drive-thru mass vaccination event at Lehman High School on Sunday, May 16 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or until vaccinates run out. More information can be found on the City of Kyle's website.

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